Saturday, February 20, 2010

February WetCanvas Portrait Challenge


Vine charcoal, compressed charcoal, and Conte charcoal pencil on Sennelier Pastel Card. I like shadows and enjoyed the challenge of obscuring the left side of the face and only suggesting details. The support is very attractive, but also very delicate. I damaged the paper as I was working and had trouble adding charcoal on the damaged areas. Lesson learned: Do not erase too much on this support. (Does this mean don't make mistakes?)

3 comments:

Andrew Finnie said...

Beautiful soft and delicate and suggests wonderfully those things we can't see in the sitter's face.

Mistakes? Make plenty of them! Just don't tell anyone and they won't know .... :)

we3 collective said...

really thoughful and poignant! a very reflective piece! really like the work!

steve said...

Wow, astoundingly good work Laurel!