Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Two New Charcoal Drawings...and a Video

 I have two new charcoal drawings to share along with a video.

charcoal drawing black and white landscape nature
"Shadow Ditch"
Charcoal, 8" X 10"

This drawing is based on a photo I took while walking the Jordan River Parkway.  The "JRP" is a trail system that runs from Utah Lake in the south down to the Great Salt Lake in the north along the Jordan River. This appears to be some kind of irrigation ditch that is in danger of becoming overgrown by vegetation but that makes for an interesting scene.

charcoal mixed media drawing rural landscape
"Rural Autumn Bushes"
Charcoal, watercolor, pastel 8" X 10"

This charcoal drawing is a little different in that it is mixed media while still being primarily a charcoal drawing.  I started with subtle washes of watercolor, followed by charcoal drawing and finished off with some color highlights using pastel. The scene is somewhere in rural Utah, I don't remember exactly where.  The season is late autumn and so there is little foliage left and the skies are gloomy, a perfect subject for charcoal.

I shot video of the creation of this drawing, watch it below.