Friday, April 11, 2008

Self Portrait as Nutty Professor

This is my first attempt at using charcoal and white chalk on tinted paper. It was actually pretty fun. I never draw with charcoal because for some weird reason I was scared of it.

Oh, I know why - because before I went to Studio Escalier, no art teacher had ever bothered to tell me that I could sharpen it like a pencil, so I was always drawing with a dull stump of charred vine.

Anyways, I totally look like a nutty professor in this one, and I think it's pretty funny.

5 comments:

Galmaran said...
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anf said...

i know! i used to despise charcoal till i was enlightened of that nifty little trick...although i still erase most of my drawings with my hand.

sarah meredith said...

harmony - you're inspiring! i am going to have a go with sharpened charcoal now, too. nice drawing!

Julie Beck said...

your neck is so long!!!!!

Helen said...

About the only thing I could draw with was charcoal. It took me a long time to learn how to use pencils. I learned to draw on the charcoal stubs. Messy, messy! Your work is devine :)