New Drawing, Experimenting with Charcoal.

by ncwinters on February 4, 2014

I’ve purchased some charcoal.

That was the easy part, the hard part is trying out this new medium again for the first time in about thirteen years. The last time I used charcoal was for foundations courses in college. Didn’t like it then, and starting out with it brought back all the same issues of the texture on paper. The sound/feel of it is…maddening to say the least. I don’t mind nails on a chalkboard, but the feel of charcoal on paper feels like the equivalent of what most people despise about the sound for me. Suffice to say, I was seeing the appeal after a few hours and wish to spend more time in this oldest of old-school mediums. Enjoy my first attempt, “Crowned In Darkness.” And yes, I couldn’t resist, and had to add ink near the end.


Crowned in Darkness
Charcoal and ink wash on watercolor paper, varnished.
9.75″ x 11″ (2014)

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