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Category Drawing
Type Drawing
Subject Portrait
Material Charcoal
Style Realist
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What was your source for this piece? Other
Tell us a little more about your inspiration. Part of a series of drawing I did for an

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. This was drawing in charcoal on grey canson paper 55cm by 75cm. It took about 4 weeks to complete. The subjects name is Daniel and he is an indigenous Australian.

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Is the piece for sale? Yes
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Was it from a photo?

07/02/2014 Flag

Hi Frida. The drawing reference is a photo. Each drawing takes me around 4 weeks to complete.

07/04/2014 Flag

How do you get the skin to look so smooth and realistic with no evidence of drawing lines?

07/31/2014 Flag

Just shading and blending. Starting off with willow charcoal and then going onto Generals pencils. Using my finger and blending stumps to blend and smooth. The drawing are quite big. 70cm by 55cm. hope that answers your question

07/31/2014 Flag

Thank you. I'll try the willow charcoal. Do you mix graphite and charcoal? I usually use graphite but I find I cant get the dramatic look Im looking for and it gets to shiny looking. When I've tried charcoalmin the past I found I ended up with a big smudged mess!!

08/08/2014 Flag

This is amazing work,i have drawn on Grey and got good effects,welcome to comment on my art and find me on fb,all art lovers/artists welcome profile on fb with same name lots more realism art to see

08/28/2014 Flag

Brilliantly done, the wrinkles are very lifelike, you have created the folds in the skin so well I forget I am looking at at something which is drawn.

10/08/2014 Flag