charcoal drawings

Last month, I received a box of charcoal sticks and a notebook of toned tan paper as a gift. Having zero experience with the medium, I wondered what could be effectively rendered in black, white, and grey with a tan undercoat. And then, Ellie the studio cat walked in…

 
ellie in charcoal -006
This one has some pastel colors to bring out her blue eyes.

 
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Afternoon naps are a convenient time for my model!

 
lightning in charcoal -001
Sometimes another subject presents itself, like a lightning storm in the desert.

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