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So I caught the drawing bug again.
This is Keegan-reference photo courtesy of Rissa (don't remember where on Flickr I came across it)
Charcoal 11x14
 

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lovely job. i wish i had that much skill
Thank you armydogs-the 'skill' comes and goes. If you only saw some of my other pieces...they aren't exactly pretty =)

i think one of your best yet! I am falling in love with charcoal.
Thanks Liz. I saw your new name and completely forgot who you were! Haha still gonna take some getting used to.
I've been keeping an eye on your charcoal pieces. They're coming along!
 

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Gorgeous! :)
 

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Thanks dantexeventer!
Here's another one of the gorgeous boy (I may be growing obsessed with this horse:D)
 

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So, so good. Between you, Liz, and Wess, I'm SO tempted to bite the bullet and try charcoal. It looks so dramatic and lovely - this horse is the perfect subject!!
 

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O you should! Just like the oil pastels, once you start it just gets better and better from there. And like oils, you get your hands absolutely covered in charcoal dust (at least I do :lol:)
 

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Very nice...

I've never been really good with charcoal, or pastels...Lol! What I really like is scratchboard, and glass etching...gotta get some mirrors though! I really need to take some pics of my stuff for critique...lol!
 

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Wow-this makes me want to paint.
 

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Thanks everyone for the compliments!
Drawing again-but a person this time.
My parents' golden anniversary is this year. 22 years on the 22nd of October. So this is really early I know but I thought I'd give it a couple tries before it gets too close.
So this is my beautiful mother on her wedding day.
 

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you say your skill comes and goes? i think it stays and gets better and better. i love the picture of your mother. she is beautiful.
 

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Thanks everyone for the compliments!
Drawing again-but a person this time.
My parents' golden anniversary is this year. 22 years on the 22nd of October. So this is really early I know but I thought I'd give it a couple tries before it gets too close.
So this is my beautiful mother on her wedding day.

This is by far my favorite out of all the ones you have posted. Her emotion is captured exquisitely, and the softness of her curls show. You really capture the texture of her dress and jewelry wonderfully. People are hard to do (I find them much harder compared to horses, but that may just be me), and if I had the talent you have I would use it to its fullest and make more of your beautiful portraits.
 

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So I caught the drawing bug again.
This is Keegan-reference photo courtesy of Rissa (don't remember where on Flickr I came across it)
Charcoal 11x14
Good job! I just discovered charcoal for my drawings and really starting to like it. Great job on your drawing!
 

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It's been awhile (I seem to go in phases) but I've got another one done. I realized how close the Artist of the Month kickoff is getting to be and thought I'd better get my act together and get drawing again!
So here's the latest, not a horse but it's something.

This is a request from a friend of mine.
11x14 in Charcoal.
 
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