Friesian gelding - charcoal portrait

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    10-08-2009, 05:03 AM
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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    10-08-2009, 05:06 AM
Wow that's fantastic!
    10-08-2009, 07:20 AM
Ohh my god, your amazing do you only do commisioned work or do you do pencil drawings on request for free?
    10-08-2009, 11:29 AM
@jadeewood: I'm afraid I can't spend 20-30 hours on a portrait just 'for fun'... sorry. ;)
    10-08-2009, 04:05 PM
Ohh my god, you spend well loads of time on it. Lol. Oka thanks anyways.
    10-08-2009, 06:54 PM
Beautiful! I love using charcoal but I can never get my whites looking actually white. Fantastic job
    10-09-2009, 04:36 AM
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!
    10-09-2009, 07:04 PM
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.
    10-10-2009, 05:31 AM
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. :)
    10-11-2009, 03:34 AM
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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