Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I'm falling in love with charcoal.
I was given a packet of charcoal pencils for Christmas and until now I hadn't really given them much thought. I've played around with them, but nothing really serious.
Over the last couple days I decided I wanted to do a picture that I'd been planning for ages and ages. But I needed the right medium. I also decided that I'd give my charcoal a go and see how it went. And, as I'm sure you can tell, it went rather well.
They are just brilliant for shading. Something I love to do with my graphite pencils. Making the folds, the light and shade. Love 'em. Next week I shall upload a picture of what I drew.
For now, I shall continue practicing with them. And I'm sure you'll see more done with them in the near future.


  1. your charcoal work really is wonderful, Ash. I'm thinking of commissioning you to do me a drawing! (the grandchildren pic I mentioned).

  2. I'll be happy to. :)
    We'll have to talk about it.