I havent drawn with charcoal for years and it was interesting for me that i while i was drawing the pears today...i was paying much more attention to the contrast between dark and light areas. A lot of squinting went on!! I think its because of the 'blackness' of the charcoal. I dont like smudging...i prefer good firm lines...enjoying these a lot!

9 Comments:

  1. Shari said...
    beautiful work julie! xo s
    Daphne said...
    and i love these too!

    i got to think of some kind of project for my own :-)!!!
    lisa s said...
    hello sweet julie.... :) so glad you have found yourself a project!

    i would have to say that i love that you had a hard time w/ the charcoal [the teacher in me] - that pushes your boundaries... and the results are so lovely and soft....

    have you ever seen any martha alfe drawings of fruit?? you might like them! xoxo
    anne said...
    these are really beautiful! looking sort of raw to me, which i like a lot. there's no fuss about them. hope you do more of these drawings:)
    maditi said...
    I love the "blackness" of your drawing - really beautiful!
    AnastasiaC said...
    a nice contrast - great to see them in two differnet mediums!
    I love smudging heehee
    cruststation said...
    I do prefer the hard lines instead of smudging too, these are beaitful!
    stephanie s said...
    beautiful. it will be great to see how you progress with your ideas and technique through this project... love your drawings.
    simple me said...
    Wonderful!

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