Best friend.

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You've really caught something here - I've seen less impressive and revealing full colour portraits in oils than this. Amazing what a skilled hand can do with just charcoal, and in this case a preliminary drawing in pencil: I wonder how you got the charcoal and the graphite to cooperate, because they never do when I try it.

Great portrait, agree with Robert about how effective charcoal can be.

Really lovely.

What a great piece this is Fen, and how noble he looks!

Super expression beautifully captured in charcoal, a stunner

I'm quite taken aback by all of your supportive comments. Thank you so much.

Re charcoal & pencil combination, it really was only a preliminary sketch with the pencil. I kept it exceptionally light an just did basic outline shapes. No shading. At times one forgets and the mark is heavier than ideal but all are left in place and I find add a certain something even if the charcoal glides across it.

Hang on Studio Wall
16/01/2021
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Charcoal on pastel paper. Quick 2B pencil sketch with main work following in Charcoal. Done from small colour photo. Drawing measures approx 30cm x 35cm. About an hour and a half's work.

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Fen D'Lucie

I undertook Art History and Drawing at college. On leaving, my art was put on hold for many years as I worked for employers in unrelated streams. In the early 2000's I returned to art for my own pleasure. I started drawing animals for friends which grew into producing commissioned dog and horseā€¦

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