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post #1 of 13 Old 10-08-2009, 05:03 AM Thread Starter
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Friesian gelding - charcoal portrait

I thought I'd share one of my latest horse commissions. This is 'Nicky', a young Friesian gelding. He was drawn in charcoal (size A4). Hope you like him!


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post #2 of 13 Old 10-08-2009, 05:06 AM
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wow that's fantastic!

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ohh my god, your amazing do you only do commisioned work or do you do pencil drawings on request for free?

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Thanks!
@jadeewood: I'm afraid I can't spend 20-30 hours on a portrait just 'for fun'... sorry. ;)

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ohh my god, you spend well loads of time on it. Lol. Oka thanks anyways.

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Beautiful! I love using charcoal but I can never get my whites looking actually white. Fantastic job
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Thanks! You have to plan the portrait well and leave the whites white from the start. Not easy I know but the only way to do it (unless you want to 'cheat' with white pastel or paint but I don't think this is necessary). Works for me!

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Absolutely stunning!! I admire anyone who can work like that in charcoal, I've given it a couple of goes with ok results, but it frustrated me too much so I went back to pastel and graphite.
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What a shame! It is very similar to working with pastels. I love it and as far as contrast & realistic effect are concerned, I would always prefer charcoal to graphite. :)

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post #10 of 13 Old 10-11-2009, 03:34 AM
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You're tempting me to give charcoal another shot you know :S Do you use sticks or do you prefer the pencils? I have some of both around the place and used to find the sticks much more fun to play around with, your not drawing unless you're coated in charcoal/pastel :P
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