Category Archives: Charcoal

Just charcoal- hare

I find it hard to resist adding colour, even if it is natural shades of brown. In the past when I have started a charcoal picture I have grabbed the colour pastels, or derwent tinted charcoal. This time I have … Continue reading

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Charcoal and pastel, male figure study

With charcoal and pastels to hand ( they are out rather a lot at the moment) I decided to practice a little figure drawing, this time male. I have a book called virtual pose 3 by mario Henri chakkour. It … Continue reading

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‘Peek-a-boo’goat in watercolour, charcoal and pastel

This was originally a watercolour that had gone wrong ( in my opinion) so as  I had my charcoal and pastels out, I  decided to give it a makeover. I think they have helped revive it. The biggest problem I … Continue reading

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Horse in pastel ‘The meet’

horse in pastel, and charcoal. New horses introduced into the field, results in some powerful expressions from the herd. Dominance, submission…..lots of squeals.   The pecking order is under threat, does the leader meet his challenger?           … Continue reading

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‘A mothers love’cow and calf in pastel.

I have had the pastels and charcoal out lately, not quite so much clearing away, although a fair bit of dusty residue remains on the floor! This is ‘ A mother love’ for obvious reasons

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Something different, watercolour and charcoal rhino

Today I had a play at combining watercolour and charcoal pencils, it was such fun, the two gave a rough feel, that allowed freedom of flowing lines, oh and messy fingers! I will try this again with a little more … Continue reading

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Pastel/charcoal Lusitano, ‘liberdade’ meaning freedom

Today I finished my pastel picture, a Lusitano free schooling, called ‘liberdade’ which means freedom. I attended a kiln glass workshop yesterday, which was great fun, and very informative. In the hope I may do some glass work with the … Continue reading

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