|Charcoal reverse-drawing on cartridge paper.|
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Lynx part trois
Boy, did I struggle with that one! I'm not a big fan of charcoal and for good reasons; it's messy, it tends to go darker when sprayed with a sealer, it's messy, it makes me sneeze (I reckon I'm allergic to it), and did I mention... It's messy!? This is a reverse-drawing where the paper is fully covered with charcoal and the image is then drawn with an eraser (this is called "subtractive technique"). It's not my best rendition of the Old Man of the North, but considering the sort of artwork it is, it came out better than expected.