This time I used ample amounts of powdered charcoal, which made the subtle gradients possible. It's messy to work with, but I like the effect. It's tricky with almost all unciorn to find a nice composition with the horse head filling one half very heavily, and then the horn poking into what is basically empty space.
Charcoal and chalk on paper, 61×43cm. Available on Etsy, www.etsy.com/listing/820463133…
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My favourite dry medium. Pandemic advantage: I now wear a mask while drawing so my lungs don't get filled with microscopic particles anymore. Gotta see the good in the bad ;)
(What did you think it was made with?)
Oh, I'm not even that good :blush:. The realism masters can get out of that medium is astonishing, and I'm working hard to get my expressive strokes just right. You should see Nathan Fowkes' charcoal work.
Thank you very much!
I had this feeling such a horn might be heavy to carry, but now I pity him a bit ;)
Using powdered charcoal allows much more to work from a middle tone instead of just adding blacks - erasing charcoal is almost impossible when drawn, but powder falls right off the paper.