Profile Portrait in Charcoal
Yesterday I did one of the lessons for Paint Your Heart and Soul. Our instructor was Joan Martin. She showed us how to make liquid charcoal to paint the background of the paper. We rubbed charcoal sticks on sandpaper, put it in a jar and added water for the consistency. Then we painted the paper. I used a hair dryer to dry mine, because there was no sun out by the time I got to it yesterday afternoon.
To draw the portrait, we used willow charcoal and to get the areas of light, we used an eraser and lastly, to make the brightest highlights we used a white Gellyroll pen.
This was a fun one! I still need to do the other lesson of drawing eyes with different expressions.
Have a wonderful day! 😀