Here’s some of my charcoal drawings from college that were recently brought to my house. I thought I would have to photograph them all over again, but I have them in my computer! This is for you @endymion since you wanted to see them so bad. I’ve picked out just a few. There are a lot.
I think I might frame the last two and have them side by side. The dude and the lady. Even though my art professor wasn’t crazy about my use of colored pencil, I still like it for the lady’s (her name just popped in my head) breast reduction surgery scars.
Anywho, yeah, those are some of my soft charcoal drawings. I have other stuff like paintings and sculpture and whatnot, but I only immensely loved doing charcoal.
These are really amazing. Especially the ones of the gentleman and the lady. They look very realistic, and I love that you’re portraying them just as they are, not idealized or grotesque, which are both common in portraits. I especially love the details such as the chest hair against the dark background and the lady’s scars. I think the slight colour on the scar doesn’t look out of place at all, that’s what scars look like.
Yeah. I double-majored in Art and English with a minor in Art History.
My niece surpasses me totally in art and design. I wasn’t very good at design, I didn’t like to schmooze, and I didn’t want to teach so… there was nothing to do with either of my degrees. I went back to school at the Art Institute for web design when I moved, but, again, my designs were not nearly good enough for what people were doing and I could not get a firm grasp on the design languages (this was before drag n drop was a thing). That’s all mush in my head now. I just have artwork left over.
Oh and my mental health broke in my junior year of college and I found I wasn’t able to handle much stress. Never the same since.