Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Charcoal Sketch for Today

"Leann and Leslyn" - charcoal on print paper
I have had this photo, ever since it was posted on my friend Leann's blog. I loved the crispness and the light on their faces in the black and white photo. You can see the original here. Wanting to get to it today, I picked up my sketchboard, which had lots of padding that I put on it when I am using pastel paper. This piece of paper was on top, I think I bought it to use with woodblocks and rubberblocks to print on. It was an interesting surface. I like how it turned out. Leann's arm is around Leslyn in the photo, however, I didn't want to do that part because the whole drawing came out too close to the edge of the paper to include it. P.S. I realize I gave Leann a little more lift in her hair on top after looking at this more closely.

4 comments:

Leann said...

Excellent!! You totally rock!! (And any lift in my hair is more lift than I actually have)

Pattie Wall said...

It was fun to do!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

Hi Pattie!
I am a friend of Leann's and just found your blog. I love your work and especially love this drawing of Leann. It is amazing!
:)
melissa

Pattie Wall said...

Glad you like it, Melissa. Thanks for looking!