Anita (charcoal drawing)





Charcoal and graphite on toned paper. I read about toning paper and got interested in how to do it. It’s super easy. I applied a watercolor wash over some heavy duty paper and let it fully dry before sketching. I like how the portrait I drew over the wash looks rustic. I’m not very adept at using charcoal, but I do enjoy for it certain applications, particularly for the gradients that are available with hair. More than any other feature in this picture I am pleased about the hair, the light white streaks against the dark powder of the willow charcoal.

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