You’ll rarely see me post a portrait or do one for that matter, ha – but it was for a pmp challenge and I thought what the heck, why not try . . .
The drawing (9×12) is done on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper, using fine-powdered charcoal applied with a dry brush only (flat, filbert and round). This technique is what intrigues me to give it a try – I wanted to see what it would be like to apply charcoal with a brush. Interesting and was something that I enjoyed.
The Old Monk is based on a reference image from a friend, Elaine Cross of pmp (incredible photographer) – her Monk spoke to me, I could feel the burden of the world on his shoulders. After this exercise, to draw or paint a face with sagging skin or character lines, well I say hats-off to every artist that specializes in portraits!
This doesn’t count as my Thursday drawing – so see you Thursday!
If you click on the image you can see the drawing more clearly.
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