Nice use of charcoal, nice and clean. When I use this medium , being heavy handed , I get smudges everywhere, whilst you've managed a nice precise portrait.

Very nice Cesare, I have not used charcoal as yet

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. I find myself drawn to the ladies eyes in the image. Have you tried drawing with the rubber to create highlights against the grey background. Good work

A lovely strong portrait Cesare!

Thank you Margaret, André, David, Les and Satu for your kind comments. For this portrait I used only charcoal stick and my fingers.

It's a good likeness Cesare.....how do you like charcoal?

Many thanks Fiona. I used charcoal many years ago, then I didn't care anymore, because I found it rather difficult. Now I would like to try paint charcoal with watercolour, but I need to find the right subject.

She looks old here...

Yes Peter, she is aged 68 years.

Really strong and shy.

She's not bad for 68 is she? You've made her look older but it's a good charcoal drawing Cesare.

Very like her Cesare. Great in charcoal!

Thank you Juris, Louise and Carole.

I agree with Peter Patrington. I know that Hillary is not a "jeune fille en fleur", but she looks old and scruffy in your portrait: sorry, my brother, but I don't like it. Your watercolours portraits are much better.

Thank you, John. Hi Ezio, I'm not confident wirh charcoal, and maybe too many lines on the neck have added age, or maybe my dislike for her unconsciously worked.

Thank you, Gudrun.

I like your portraits Cesare, do some more in charcoal. Regards David

I like this, so different from my own Hillary, (done in pencil), but quite like a charcoal I was playing with a couple of years ago. I'll post them shortly if I can find them.

Hang on Studio Wall

Charcoal on Canson paper A4 120lb.

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Cesare Romano

I am a retired psychiatrist and I started drawing portraits in my childhood. In adulthood I have tasted oil paints during a short period lacking in outcome, then I gave up painting. Since I am retired, I have started paint watercolour. I have attended courses and workshops of watercolour in Italy…

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