Unfinished portrait

Unfinished portrait

By Hanzell | Charcoal and ink | 9 Feb 2021

I hope this works as a first post >w< hi! so as I've mentioned in the blog, I mostly use charcoal and ink although I can use other art mediums yet they somehow lack depth so half the time I would mix up my mediums a lot. So here, I'll just be writing about the most recent portrait I've been working on. It's more of hand practice because I haven't been drawing much lately. 


Here I'm using a picture from Sub Urban's freak show

Here I used an image from Freak, a suburban song and it really caught my attention when I first listened to it


Now that I get a better look at it, they don't look that similar after all but that's a few weeks of no sketching. As to whether I would still finish this... well... drawing stripped clothes can get pretty tiring and I'm so lazy to do details but hey, I might actually finish this when I'm up for it

It feels like I may have gone a bit overboard with using my white charcoal to blend instead of the blending stump but I wanted to retain the depth of the black since the actual shot was in a pretty dark setting, after all. 


Here is a snap an hour or so after I started the sketch. 

Now I'm curious how you guys blend charcoal because I use a makeup brush or a blending stump but the makeup brush has a more even blending for me then any excess, I just erase or I just incorporate it in the background as well

That's it from me for now! I'll make sure to try to finish this or I might start up a new drawing later, let's see where my boredom leads me

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Charcoal and ink
Charcoal and ink

Just an artist wannabe that's looking for another platform to dump my artworks in. I mostly work with charcoal and ink because those are the most available to me. But I also use pastels, watercolors, and graphite, it's just that charcoal has a different appeal to me

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