Lady and her dog at the lagoon - charcoal drawing

Lady and her dog at the lagoon

Vine charcoal sketch
18" x 24"

The one of the most difficult parts of this drawing was getting enough contrast in the bushes across the water so the leaves would be visable. I finally put solid charcoal on and picked the leaves out with an eraser. I also used a white stick for highlights.

This turned out to be longer that what I would call a quick sketch and I seem to be tending more toward slow rather than quick now. So I think I may start putting more of a time limit on these so I will have a stopping point and not keep trying to fix things forever. I still think there is value in working toward getting something down in a short amount of time.

Charcoal sketches
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