Sunday, December 5, 2010

Drawing from a plaster cast.

"Torso, 6 by 9in, charcoal on paper"

It's probably been 25 years since I last picked up a charcoal pencil in earnest.   Oddly, the pencils labeled soft were very hard and only the one labeled medium was soft enough to be usable.  As a subject I used a plaster cast of a sculpture I made some years back...perhaps a decade. There was a lot of dust on the old girl.
This was intended as a preparation for an oil painting, but I have a feeling I may be getting ahead of myself. I need to sort out some things first, so the painting may have to wait a little while.

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