I'm gathering my 5 pieces of work to submit to the Society of Animal Artists tomorrow. I'm hoping I get in this year but we shall see. I wanted to make sure I had a good variety of mediums to show. I have scratchboard and pastel but I wanted to get one more in. So, I started a charcoal this afternoon. I don't usually work in charcoal but I wanted something I could work with relatively quickly. Surprisingly all of my pastel work is making charcoal a lot easier then I thought. I think that is because charcoal is relatively similar to pastels. I found this beautiful photo and was given permission to use it as a reference. I am really liking the results so far.
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