Friday, June 07, 2013

portraits in charcoal


Two very different women, from very different times. I'm toning my sketchbook paper with willow charcoal then drawing with it and an eraser.

18 comments:

  1. These two sketches are so impressive, Nora! You did an amazing job with both of them...Love it!!!

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  2. These are fabulous! Is the first one you when you were younger? I love the second drawing - great eyes, glasses, and teeth - teeth! Who can draw teeth and make it work?! Phenomenal!

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  3. Je vous fais la révérence ma chère !... Très jolie travail que ces deux portraits... Le premier possède un regard profond... un regard qui ressemble un peu au vôtre. Je ne connais de vous que votre photo...
    Bravo !
    Gros bisous

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  4. Two different ladies but both have the same wistful, but hopeful expression. Beautifully drawn.

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  5. What an intriguing process! I can imagine how that method would render some very expressive compositions, and would really make you think about light and darks in a piece. These are both awesome portraits.

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  6. Nora, I just love your portraits!

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  7. I love the first picture where I feel somewhat fragile due to the expression of the eyes, an emotion passes. Very good!

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  8. These are both stunning. You really brought these women to life.

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  9. Your portraits series is VERY WONDERFUL!!!
    Hugs,Rita.

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  10. Your portrait in charcoal are fantastic!! You're a master!! :)

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  11. I also enjoy this technique.
    Your portraits are lovely :0)

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  12. Just gorgeous....you definitely are top in my books...
    So impressive!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  13. Stunning portraits! I use a similar technique myself when I do life work

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  14. What a unique technique! Gorgeous work! I think you've really captured the essence of each! I feel like the first woman is expecting some kind of answer from me!

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