"Three of a kind"


Interesting to read what you did - good one Angela

Turned out well Angela, I like your drawing.

Many thanks Heather and Carole, You know it was rather funny, I was gazing at the coloured peel and thought, "how on earth do I transist from robust colour to charcoals?"So I blended the form in sienna then when I cross-hatched in dark brown and black it was like scraping back the actual peel! The skin started to be revealed with layering so amazing how this occurred as I was beginning to to change the entire drawing into a black and white charcoal feature. Something made me persist and even the bobbly effect on the skin became like tiny pinprick and shallow dips, now I am happy because its like sprinkling icing sugar on a cake only charcoal!

A very successful trial. Well done.

Good sketch Angela.

Thank you Kwok and Jim, I have only begun recently using coloured charcoal and am exploring ways to draw still-life subjects so layering and rubbing back this medium is just an experiment at present. I think its about 20 years since I picked up a piece of charcoal and that was at Art College where we were introduced to figure drawing. I do like drawing still-life objects so may attempt another one while in the phase! Thankyou all for your feedback as this medium kind of grows with you each time around!

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The focus was drawing an outline of these three fruit objects and determining whether I could blend in the tones. Highlighted with white pastel , then smudged the sienna over the black to see if the grains lifted. Took quite a while to develop a robust form. the light source changed during the process, so left it to rest. The control of blending needs to definitely start with cross-hatching and blend as it lifts the charcoal grains with each attempt, highlights happen when the light reflects!

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Angela Harrison

Throughout life I have always enjoyed drawing and painting, and nowadays paint for Health and Wellbeing through Visual Art expression. I like painting animals, people, buildings, trees, and scenic places, sometimes I choose to paint Abstract and enjoy the freedom it gives in ways of experimenting…

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