Sunday, October 2, 2011

Arjun

Arjun, Charcoal on Paper, (12" x 11")

I did this charcoal sketch of a friend's son from one of his photographs. This is my first serious sketch in charcoal and I realised that its a mistake to expect charcoal to behave like pencil. Its just not possible to erase it once it gets too dark. Anyways, Arjun's dad loved it.

I hope to do more charcoals in future. All critques and suggestions are most welcome.

11 comments:

meera said...

you have captured the innocent curiosity of the child very well!

Mani said...

Awesome shades, i always afraid of charcoal so rely on pencil only

Arti said...

Nice one, Vinayak..I cant say much about charcoal as I am still trying to understand it myself.It looks brilliant when applied expertly, that,s for sure.An artist on my blog list Nathan does these sketches beautifully.chk him out.

Deshmukh said...

Thank you Meera and Mani. Thank you Arti for the nice advice and the link too.
Best wishges everyone,

lampros lampinos said...

coal is difficult to manage, i've done only 2-3 paintings from it... i don't like it ... so, your painting for me is awsome, wow! I like it a lot
Lampros, from Greece

Prabal said...

This is lovely. There is something about the eyes...I think this is how you would have looked when you were a kid. :)

Deshmukh said...

Thank you Lampros. I have to practise charcoal a lot. Thanks Prabal, but I think this kid is a lot more cute.

Studio at the Farm said...

Hi Vinayak,
You're right - charcoal is in a league of its own, as far as handling it. Keep up with it; I find it to be quite liberating and loosening [if that makes sense].

Deshmukh said...

Well, it does make sense. I think I will continue with it for some time. Thanks.

Sparrowhawk said...

the glitter in the eyes and the mischievousness has been brilliantly captured! You blog just rocks! keep going!

Deshmukh said...

Thank you so much!