I haven’t drawn a winter landscape in charcoal yet, so when I saw a scene that reminded me of farms during the winter months that I grew up around I decided to give it a try.
The Quiet of Winter, a charcoal drawing (9×12) was done on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. Smooth surface paper has less texture and was chosen for the scene so the snowy landscape would appear as a sweeping, softer atmosphere. I have little experience drawing buildings and this one gave me more challenges than all the elements combined in this entire scene, lol (just keeping it honest). And that’s why I’ll keep right on trying, because one of these days structures in my work will show better, but for now ~
It was interesting working out snow with charcoal, but it seems a little too cold for me and I much prefer drawing landscapes in other seasons that show some life. Thanks for checking in ~ click onto the image for a larger view.