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copespeak
03-31-2014, 05:26 PM
A simple exercise totally done in Art Rage. I was just trying to emulate a charcoal finish. Quite fun actually! :)

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scribbledsoul
03-31-2014, 05:34 PM
Nice! I'm a big fan of black and white work (though I love bright colors too), so this is right up my alley. I love the simplistic style. Very nicely done!

ves
03-31-2014, 06:52 PM
Very nice! What tools were you using?

vandra
03-31-2014, 07:02 PM
You've certainly captured that look of charcoal. Beautiful work.

Caesar
03-31-2014, 08:49 PM
A quite effective excercise! Excellent.

copespeak
03-31-2014, 08:59 PM
Thank you Ves, Vandra, Caesar and ScribbledSoul (lovethat name!!) :)

Ves, it is mostly chalk/pastel. New layers here and there to keep the crumbly look crisp and not blend.

The background is using one of Juz's (I think, maybe not .... correct me someone) beautiful Grunge stencils. Here is a link for some beauties from PeterW - http://forums.artrage.com/showthread.php?19855-Subtle-grunge-stencils&highlight=grunge

Light background and a little darker with the stencil so it looks smudgy - like you would get working the charcoal into the paper.

coops
03-31-2014, 11:26 PM
It may be a simple exercise but its a fantastic drawing:)

hildee
04-01-2014, 12:08 AM
Such solidity to this. Marvellous!!

gxhpainter2
04-01-2014, 05:21 AM
Robyn, this is no simple exercise dear friend... it is really a masterful study in texture, form and light excellently carried out. you have given me a renewed appreciation for black and white works.:cool::cool:

stevemawmv
04-02-2014, 08:31 AM
Hi Robyn... I think your charcoal emulation was highly successful! Glad you had fun with it.....it looks great!
Take care friend,
Steve

sabena
04-02-2014, 09:10 AM
Fantastic painting i like the bright and the darkness of the sadows

Gms9810
04-02-2014, 12:15 PM
Nice! I'm a big fan of black and white work (though I love bright colors too), so this is right up my alley. I love the simplistic style. Very nicely done!

I like black and white too, or any two colors. Like Ansel Adams I think sometimes the soul of the image is swallowed up by the color. Especially these days when it seems to be stylish to take a nature photo and punch up the saturation, like nature needs our help. It was designed right in the first place. Anyway, enough insane rants, I have a set of charcoal sticks coming from ebay so I'm getting the feel of it with AR.

scribbledsoul
04-02-2014, 12:59 PM
I like black and white too, or any two colors. Like Ansel Adams I think sometimes the soul of the image is swallowed up by the color. Especially these days when it seems to be stylish to take a nature photo and punch up the saturation, like nature needs our help. It was designed right in the first place. Anyway, enough insane rants, I have a set of charcoal sticks coming from ebay so I'm getting the feel of it with AR.

Yes, this exactly! I am endlessly fascinated with color (which I love to experiment with, especially in oil landscapes), but I cannot get enough of the way that monochromatic images seem to "capture" the color of the scene. Does that make any sense? There is a beauty in that which is hard to explain, but it can have a striking impact, especially with dramatic lighting and interesting contrasts and ranges of shades. Copespeak's wonderful drawing here really captures what I love about monochromatic palettes, which is letting the shapes and shades speak for themselves. Okay, I'm done ranting too. ;)

justjean
04-02-2014, 01:03 PM
A beautiful charcoal painting, Robyn

copespeak
04-02-2014, 07:00 PM
Such lovely comments everyone, thank you!

copespeak
04-02-2014, 09:21 PM
Maybe not as elegant as the first one.

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Caesar
04-02-2014, 09:40 PM
... but still a quite masterful excercise! :cool::D

coops
04-02-2014, 11:39 PM
Exceptional work once again, well done:)

AndreaMG
04-03-2014, 12:28 AM
I particularly like the second one, white lines really do enhance it. But these are warm ups, I'm waiting for some charcoal portraits X)

Alexandra
04-03-2014, 12:48 AM
I love your sketches Robyn, beautiful beautiful.

pat1940
04-03-2014, 01:45 AM
Robin, your work is always so beautiful and a pleasure to see

stevemawmv
04-03-2014, 06:33 AM
Hi Robyn,
Enjoying the 'Shades in Charcoal' work....
Nicely done friend,
Steve

justjean
04-03-2014, 07:37 AM
Always a pleasure to drop in and see your wonderful work, Robyn

copespeak
04-03-2014, 08:43 AM
Thank you everyone. Yes, Andrea a portrait should be on the agenda!

AndreaMG
04-03-2014, 08:49 AM
Good to hear that X) I think portraits properly done in charcoal are terrific :cool::cool: