Part of a series of paintings i did recently focusing on the expressive qualities of the eyes.
Art and anything I find interesting :P
Acrylic painting i recently did. Hope you like it.
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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 🙂
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.
sweet illustration 🙂
“For the night is dark and full of terrors” – GRRM
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From Khalil Gibran
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:
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 🙂