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Charcoal Drawing WIP

Current work in progress :) Willow charcoal on grey paper. 
I'm loosely following this reference here- Feathers of Blue 11

Thanks for looking!
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Adonis2k17's avatar
Thank you Gabrielle. 

I had read on fixatives before, but was concerned that it might change the texture. However, a suggestion from an artist of your brilliance is an immense reassurance.

Also, although a tad late, do accept my heartfelt wishes on your marriage. My sincere wishes to both of you for the years to come. Stay blessed. -)

(World is a better place for creations of your kind and it is a pure joy to witness your artwork. We will always be inclined to expect lot more from you all time.) 
GabrielleBrickey's avatar
Thank you so much! :) Really appreciate it. :)

My suggestion with fixatives though- do a test spray. Once, I had a bad fixative (not one of the brands I recommended) drip on my drawing. Thankfully it was a drawing from my younger years and it wasn't great lol! But just do a couple test sprays and make sure it's coming out smoothly and not spurting. 

Also- the fixative may appear like it darkens your drawing at first spray. But this is just upon first contact. After that, it goes very close to the original value. Again, I would recommend a test spray on a scrap paper/drawing to make sure you're okay with the ever so slight darkening. 

Best to you! Thank you again!
Adonis2k17's avatar
It was my pleasure Gabby and thanks much for the heads up. -)
Adonis2k17's avatar
Very impressive. I had bumped into a form of this art on Pinterest but was not able to locate the artist. Now that I have, do accept my congratulations. 

All your work is awe inspiring.

However, if I may ask, I would like to inquire how you are able to retain your charcole works intact over the years. The ones that I have do smudge every time i try to move or carry them.
GabrielleBrickey's avatar
Thank you! :) 
And it is the same for me! Charcoal is annoying that way. I spray my favorite works with fixative. I like prismacolor fixative and blair fixative. Then I put them in a portfolio or some are framed.
bIue-skies's avatar
I could never draw like this in a million years! Absolutely beautiful! 
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You're welcome, and btw, it's true! True That Stamp 
Wandlerin's avatar
Absolutely stunning :) (Smile) :) (Smile)  her face looks as if it will come alive any second, it's amazing :O
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MysteriousDots's avatar
i need to learn to do that too .... i.. i feel rusty doing that..
mirandaslade's avatar
beautifully done! 
tlatoanicoyotl's avatar
Impressive Gaby, you keep getting better and better
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GabrielleBrickey's avatar
Thanks for your interest! I actually dropped this one off today at a show. I have it for sale there, but if it does not sell I can let you know if you wish :)
thegroon's avatar
Wow, just gorgeous!
yoyobustin's avatar
I've noticed that you like to draw that particular model, you draw her beautifully :)
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I find her look very inspiring :)
I also find she has a changeable look, and great proportions. 
orezNbatata's avatar
oh, can i ask who is she?
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link to the reference in the description :) 
alexanderzart's avatar
wow is very great is nice
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