In Love With Charcoal

Placido Domingo
I saw this picture in a magazine and I just had to take a stab at drawing it. It is supposed to be Placido Domingo. I’m not a fan of his or anything. I just thought I would take a stab at drawing him. It was such a lovely face. This started out as a quick charcoal pencil sketch on newsprint, but I got a little out of hand. I had to take a picture of it before the paper got all yellow and brittle.

Charcoal is so wonderful. It is definitely worth the mess.

Self-Portraits – A Kind of Introduction

Starring in mid-October I decided that I would try for a self-portrait everyday. It’s worked out to every other day and then every other week, but that is surprisingly faithful to my original intent. I usually don’t show that much discipline. It has been pretty interesting to do . Some days my hand and eyes just won’t work together. Some days it’s like I’m not doing anything at all–the picture just appears. Well here’s some favorites from last month:




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