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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Charcoal Portrait on a whim

A Portrait of my son in charcoal...I did this to experiment some more with charcoal.It has been a dull and rainy day outside...so something to cheer myself up!
Usually I use grid  for my pencil portrait but this one was done freehand,without any measurement.
I guess I will be doing more like these, try different paper and see what emerges!
A3 size, willow charcoal on paper

15 comments:

  1. I guess this is your son's portrait. Because the features are so strikingly yours. And this looks great. Probably there is more spontaneity in this as it is done on a whim.:)

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  2. The portrait is great. Beautiful son..

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  3. This portrait looks so positive, I can't help but like it. It's very well drawn.

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  4. Amazing portrait! Your son is really beautiful Arti. Ciao!

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  5. Thanks Prabal yes, he is my son, and he has some striking resemblance to me, a mama's boy ! :-)

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  6. Thanks Tony..he is growing up and doesn't like to model for me anymore :(
    I am using photographs taken earlier!

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  7. Thanks Sam. Asit , SKIZo and Tito.
    This was a quickly drawn portrait, just wanted to know if I was doing alright on this front!

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  8. Arti, I swear portraits are your forte. This is amazingly beautiful and I'm loving all the effects you tweaked out of the charcoal. Who needs a grid? Not you, my friend!

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  9. nice one for the family album! the light and shadow depiction is beautiful

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  10. Thank you so much, Sherry...
    Thanks Shubhankar and Anand.

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  11. Hi Arti,
    I can tell he is growing, very nice !

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  12. Thanks Mariano,you have been following my art since more than two years..so you would notice the difference!

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