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charcoal still life no. 2 by GregStevens charcoal still life no. 2 by GregStevens
This is my second charcoal still life. This time, the still life is of trash on the side of the road. With a small monster.

I like doing still lifes of small monsters in odd places. For example:



Here are some of my other charcoal work:



Technical details:

Black, gray, and white charcoal sticks on oversized (19" x 24") charcoal paper. Used tissues and q-tips for smudging and blending.

I did this piece in stages, helped by applying the workable spray fixative between each stage. First I did the outline in dark gray charcoal, and the deep shadows. Then I did the dark-gray shadows in the figure and the deep black background, using tissues and q-tips for blending. Then I added the white charcoal highlights (non-blended).
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davegoldartgallery Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
love this
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GregStevens Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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SoldierToger Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist
Really like that little critter :)
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GregStevens Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha thanks!
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SoldierToger Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist
You're welcome c:
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gaysnail Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
DUDE. Amazing, much? o___o (Also, the monster is adorbs.)
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GregStevens Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha thanks!
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predatoryprecipita Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
why are there no comments??!! i love this sooo much!!
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GregStevens Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha thank you! Yay, comments!
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predatoryprecipita Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
i kno right? comments its a hate love relationship.. btw im trying to buff up in my charcaol area, is the key lots of patient blending? if you could look at my recent work and give me some feedback that would make my MONTH lol ps im so jealous of that kelly slater pic!!
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SphiPony Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Good job on all the perspectives and stuff! I like it :) The monster is afriggindorable xD
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Asanbonsam Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
That monster looks familiar. Did you had a model?
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Postmorteum Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Cute monster. :meow:
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