Thursday, June 19, 2008

Progress shot

Well, visiting family comes first so my progress is a little slow as of late. This week has been spent with Ash's family and and next week is dedicated to my family, so who knows when I'll finally finish this thing. I am mostly pleased with my progress though. Working with charcoal has its own rewards and punishing punishments (especially with the paper). I am enjoying slowly building up the glowing quality of the boys night light and the dramatic shadows it allows for. Unfortunately I am going to have to lose the glow on the dragon's neck, which I fell in love with and can't bring myself to darken up.

Monday, June 9, 2008


I have re-discovered a long lost medium! Aparantly its called charcoal and involves drawing with burnt sticks!! It is absolutely wonderful to draw with. I decided to take a brief break from my children's book and do a big charcoal drawing for the fun of it. And I am having a LOT of fun with. The drawing is 22 x 30, so it is going to take some time. But, I am about half way done in two days of intensive drawing.