Discussion in 'The Creative Corner' started by snowbear, May 9, 2020.
5-1/2" x 8-1/2" charcoal (vine)
Nice! I like all the added strokes at the bottom of the fish, showing the action in the water.
So... you mention "vine" charcoal. I know there are a couple different types, but what makes them different? Is it a hard/soft thing, like with pastels?
Yes, much like graphite pencils, though not that scale: hard, medium, and soft. This was medium.
"Vine" because it's made from vines or sticks; they are about 1/4" diameter. As you can see, they are subject to breakage and, like pastel, can be used with the "tip" or the side.
This is a variation of of something I painted on the back of a jean jacket, about 30 years ago.
Thanks for this, and the photo. Those sticks look kinda fun. That's a more interesting way to use charcoal than what I have, which is just a few pencils. I don't handle them very well.
I really love the look of charcoal sketches like this.
Happy Easter (to those who celebrate).
Let's go with the theme "Mythology" and run through May.
Should be lots of material out there. I just did that Medusa on a whim, playing with monochrome, but there were lots of other figures just in her story alone. People, places, events. Sounds like fun! With plenty of time, too.
And multiple cultures to chose from. This could be an ongoing thread, just by itself. I think I'll use this for the next photo challenge. STAY AWAY, @SquarePeg!
The Phoenix, a mythological bird that rises from it's ashes. Often used in heraldry.
Acrylic ink (red, orange, yellow, green, blue), acrylic paint (grey, some black), Micron water-proof archival ink (outlines); Canson Mixed Medio 98lb (160g) paper; 4-3/4" x 6-3/4"
Phoenix by Charlie Wrenn, on Flickr
In a nutshell, I sketched in pencil, outlined with a Micron pen, then erased the pencil (well, most of it). Brushed in the ink: yellow, red (actually "Process Magenta"), green, orange then blue. Finally added the grey, then black paint in the helm. For the heraldry fans (I think this is right - it's been a long time): Per chevron gules and or, in chief two roses of the second and in base a rose of the first. Above the shield is placed an helm with a Mantling of gules doubled or, and on a Wreath of the Liveries is set for Crest a phoenix azure in flames proper.
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