Sketching time!

Some recent sketching in charcoal or graphite. Just keeping “in tune” until I can get some painting time in the studio. I have commissions to complete! Having fun with every stroke of a line, and loving it.

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Latest charcoal studies.

I’ve really enjoyed studying and learning this medium. I don’t get much time in the studio to paint, so I draw to keep in “tune”. These two were done over a few different trips into the studio. Again, using reference photos from devianart.com.

Back again!

Finally back into the studio for some studying. First since May. Charcoal on toned paper. Love this stuff. #studiowork #charcoal #drawing #portrait #donbattles #passionforart

Some sketching this week.

Just so you know I haven’t abandoned the studio, again…  🙂   I’ve decided to spend some time drawing, for a couple of reasons. First, I needed it. Really felt that my figure skills had gone completely away. I’ve spent so much time on portraiture, that I found it difficult to get figure proportions properly executed. So, back to basics, in a way… Which brings me to the second reason. New pencils and charcoal! Oh, I’ve used charcoal before, but these were pencils rather than sticks. So, this week’s time was spent not only in practice, but learning some new tools.

These are from this week’s time in the studio. Started out with pencil, but moved to the charcoal pencils. Also for the first time, I found myself using the blending stumps more often. I’m sure there is a technique to them, but haven’t figured that out yet.

Nude Sketch 1
Nude Sketch 1
Nude Sketch 3
Nude Sketch 3

I may paint this last one once I am done here.

Charcoal pencil work, in process
Charcoal pencil work, in process

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Melissa

More charcoal drawing this weekend. Really enjoying revisiting this medium.

Melissa : Charcoal on toned paper. 20×16

This one is “Melissa”. A big thanks to melannc at DeviantArt.com for the reference.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Detail
Detail