Some people may look at the above picture as trash, I see it as progress. Lots of sharpening goes on when I'm drawing and just as my photo is focused on the details, it is much like my style of drawing... detailed. I've enjoyed drawing for quite some time and drew commissioned portraits for people during college for a little extra cash and have continued to do a few since. It's been a bit too long since my last drawing. I think its been about 5 years since my last actual charcoal drawing! Wow, time flies! Anyway, what encouraged me to get my pencils out again was Kelly Berkey's Stretching to Sketch challenge that she has going on at her blog. Kelly is gorgeous and very talented herself. You can read a lot more about her and the challenge HERE.
This is my charcoal drawing. You can go HERE to see the photo I drew from. It was definitely fun seeing Kelly come alive on paper!
If you're curious on what I used for my drawing, I used charcoal pencils 2, 4 and 6, a blending stump and my finger for some extra blending. :)
Sorry for the lack of posts this week. Busy working on an illustration project and getting stuff ready for a children's consignment sale. New windows are also being put in our home by handy hubby... so excited about that, but lots of cleanup is also involved. Crazy, busy!