Dont Ask Why – acrylic painting by Josef Fung

Dont Ask Why - acrylic painting by Josef Fung

Part of a series of paintings i did recently focusing on the expressive qualities of the eyes.

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Rain Me Tomorrow

Rain Me Tomorrow

Acrylic painting i recently did. Hope you like it.
Also check out my etsy store 🙂

https://www.etsy.com/listing/152329977/rain-me-tomorrow-expressionist-acrylic?ref=shop_home_feat

Quote Of The Day

Quote Of The Day

Making a living can be a real struggle at times especially as an artist. For those ever having those feelings of self doubt here’s an excellent quote to help get your chin up 🙂

Digital Drawing (Lika)

Lika

A quick digital sketch of my friend from indonesia. It was the first piece i’ve done digitally. Working with the wacom was a bit strange at first and i still haven’t gotten used to it totally but i was pleased with how this ended up.

Nightmare

sweet illustration 🙂

Cat in the Box

Nightmare

“For the night is dark and full of terrors” – GRRM

Also on society6! http://society6.com/saneitalloyd/Nightmare-v9Y_Print

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Quote Of The Day

Quote Of The Day

From Khalil Gibran

Why I Love To Draw With Charcoal

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This was done a few years ago, it’s a charcoal drawing on bristol paper. Charcoal is pretty much used the same way as a pencil which means it is a tool for drawing, blending and shading. Drawing pencils are considered to be more reliable, sturdy and precise while charcoal tends to be a bit wild.

I like most people started drawing with pencils and I loved it. When i was first introduced to charcoal sticks in college I found them a bit intimidating at first. I could not control it as well as the pencils. However, the more I used them the more I fell in love with them. I found myself becoming more expressive in my drawings. I started drawing from my shoulders instead of my wrists.

Charcoal is very versatile, it allows you to do both photorealistic work as-well as broader expressionistic work. This is due to the fact that the sticks will force you to focus on larger shapes due to their blunt ends.

Here’s a couple key differences between graphite and charcoal:

  • Charcoal can get a lot darker which means a greater range of tones.
  • A softer charcoal is easier to smudge
  • Pressed charcoal also comes as a pencil. This is useful for photorealistic drawings.
  • Willow charcoal is also very soft and produces a soft grey. It has a great texture to draw with, but is also very smudgy.

It can be a bit strange drawing with charcoal the first time, it’s always good to have a guide. Life Drawing in Charcoal (Dover Art Instruction)is one of the most in-depth books you’ll find in regards to drawing techniques with charcoal.Check it out by clicking on the link. I will give a review in a separate post. I hope you found this helpful 🙂