Charcoal pencil sketches

charcoal pencil sketchA couple of drawings from imagination on kraft paper with black and white charcoal pencil*. I’ve been enjoying drawing hair lately. It was nice to get the charcoal out after a long time. The chiaroscuro technique of bringing highlights up from a medium tone is satisfying— although I’m out of practice, and without model or reference can be tricky to guess at convincing highlight and shadow.

* Edited: it wasn’t a black charcoal pencil, but a conté pencil— far less subject to smearing!

charcoal pencil sketch

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