Thursday, April 19, 2012


Here she is! My first still life is finished. It was quite an adventure and I did learn some things about combining charcoal and graphite. If I had to do it over again, there are some techniques I would have changed, but overall I am happy with how it came out.

I used graphite for the lamp, glasses and open book pages. Since I did make the graphite quite heavy in the shadow areas, it made it hard to photograph because of the reflective nature of the material. But with some angled lighting I think the photo accurately represents the real-life drawing.

Prints are available.

Now, back to some animals!

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