Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Drawing Finished!

Subtractive Charcoal Drawing
on 22 x 30 inch Arches Cover Paper
I can't believe my drawing is finished!! And it looks beautiful, even if I say so myself. My very first charcoal drawing. All in all I spent probably about 35 hours on this - all of it quite enjoyable. You should have seen all the other students' drawings in the class - all of them fantastic!!

Today, I did the sketch for my next drawing. This time we'll be doing an additive charcoal drawing, which takes a bit more planning and is less forgiving. With the previous drawing, if you needed to correct something, you could just add more charcoal or erase and all was well. Not so with this next one. I'll let you know how it progresses - we only have one week for this one. Which means I'm going in to work on it a lot this week!

I know that updating my blog and visiting yours has taken a back seat this summer, and I am so happy you still visit and leave me comments. I hope you are having a great summer as well!!

31 comments:

  1. I love your drawing! So beautiful!

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  2. You are such a talented lady Silke...love the drawing! I sat for my final Life Class of the term last night. I KNOW that I would be useless on the other side of the easel though...I am in awe of your creativity! Love to you xoxo

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  3. Liebe Silke,

    meine Blogrunde beginne ich mit dir.
    Es ist immer wieder schön, deine
    Kunst zu bewundern.

    Liebe Grüße
    Angela und Elisabeth

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  4. This is magnificent! I hope you are going to frame it and hang it where you can see it and be reminded of your talent and achievement.

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  5. Wow!!! Amazing work! 35 hours well-spent!!!

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  6. wow! it's fantastic. wish I can draw like that. I still need to work on shading.

    have a lovely summer.

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  7. Amazing Silke! Truly beautiful.
    At least I know you've been out of trouble... ;-)
    Can't wait for your next one!
    Go Silke GO!!!!

    XXOO~~
    Anne

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  8. That is so lovely. What a wonderful job you did of it.
    Have fun with the next one.

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  9. Exquisite detail...wow.

    French novelist Honore de Balzac said that "If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye"... You certainly accomplished that with this piece.:)

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  10. Superschönes Bild.
    LG Sabine

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  11. oh my heavens Silke!!! this is amazing!!!!

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  12. That still life was perfect for the medium and your skill - what a talent!

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  13. beautiful? that is an understatement, silke. that you would have this level of talent and skill and achievement in the early stages of your drawing classes is nothing short of astonishing. you have every right to honor yourself a thousand ways! (maybe dinner out, or a new outfit, or a massage, or blowing bubbles, or a weekend away, or...or...or.

    a sincere congratulations, ms definite-artist

    love
    kj

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  14. Blogging back seat, as it should be! Just look at what you are doing! Daniel must be crazy proud of you. What an accomplished summer this will be for you. **blows kisses** Deb

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  15. Wow!! Silke this is AMAZING!!! Can't wait to see the next one! Not sure if I would have had the patience to work that many hours on one drawing. lol good for you! :)

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  16. Fabulous stunning work of art Silke!Charcoal is soooo fun isnt it...i love it too..a different kind of artistic freedom !!congrats on such a marvelous piece...truly gorgeous..shine on..magnificent work!
    Kiki

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  17. WOW! You must be so proud! This drawing is just excellent!

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  18. Absolutely superb, Silke! I am blown away!!!

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  19. Liebe Silke,

    Na, gutenabend Nachbar!
    Wir wohnen ja nur gute 1½ Stunden zum westen an die I-16...
    Fand dich bei Elisabeth & Angela.

    Lieber Gruss,

    Mariette

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  20. Silke - I'm almost speechless - almost! It's so beautiful, I'm totally in awe! xxx

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  21. Oh, Silke - der Hammer. Grandioses Bild!

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  22. Silke - your latest drawing ventures are taking you to extraordinary levels withyour talents - this in an incredible piece. Truly amazing - you have every right to be proud - you are absolutely talented beyond words~~

    Vicki

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  23. oh my my. i came back for another look.

    (smile) (grin) (yay!)

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  24. A lovely drawing Silke, you must be so pleased! Have a lovely summer. :)xx

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  25. Silke, this is fabulous!!!!
    ♥ audrey

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  26. It does look beautiful, Silke. You should definitely be proud. :) You worked so very hard on this - and it shows. :)

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  27. Beautiful, Silke! Your drawing is amazing :-)

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  28. Awesome work, love it!
    Hugs, Gunilla

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  29. Wow, Silke! So thrilled that you are unearthing all your artistic talents. This is so beautiful!

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