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Mount Rushmore in charcoal

Many years ago I took a white ford van for 6 weeks around the United States and obviously I saw many things….and, will probably draw lots of them but I thought I’d try somewhere I’ve been in charcoal and well…that kind of monument in South Dakota seemed perfect, so here’s my attempt. Charcoal is really quite nice and easy to smear….now that has it’s good and bad side. I must also say, you really should visit….it’s much smaller than you’d imagine.

Here it is, sans the odd actor approaching for photos.

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Good Morning 2019!

Hi everyone so I did decide to ink in the sound II sculpture and I think it looks a lot better to be honest. It’s also prompted me to work a bit on my cross contour lines using pen and I’ll insert both below to show you what I mean.

I think it looks better than the rough pencil sketch anyhow.

And this led me to think about cross contours with pen and ink and my notes (along with an ear example, I’ve included below:

As you can see, I did a few notes initially in pencil and then some in pen but I’ll think I’ll continue working on this as cross-contour lines are really important in drawing.