So whilst I took a break from my main Tony Stark project (which is done by the way), I thought I’d have a go at an iconic photo of Muhammad Ali in Pencil…..and a bit of charcoal so here is the greatest himself. Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee…..
Hey, so after my lesson last night on chalk and charcoal drawing, I thought I’d have a go at another tutorial on portraits in that medium and as I’ve given it a bit of a rest so far, here’s what I’ve got at the moment (I bought some fixative for when it’s finished so it doesn’t get messy).
Hey, so further adventures in drawing….well, I’m stuck in bed, I have a couple of books but I thought I’d look at some web imagery and tutorials and as mentioned before, I am a bit of a wrestling fan….so I’ve drawn one of the greats in the wwe…John Cena and…..here he is…
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.
It’s messy isn’t it?….But when you get past that, it is a lovely medium for drawing with. I spent an hour or so looking at some tutorials and then decided to give it a go myself so here are my first efforts with charcoal. 1. an eye and 2. My quick attempt at the Lincoln statue in Washington DC. It really can get very dark, which is great…..
So I’d just finished my two drawings yesterday and had a look on instagram and noticed this absolutely stunning photo of the beautiful Welsh actress Emilia Clarke and thought “Well, I’m gonna have to try to draw that now aren’t I?” This is a spur of the moment portrait and usually I’d spend much longer…especially on the mother of dragons herself but here you go….I’ve also added a touch of colour in the second one:
I also tried to add a bit of colour but I always end up a bit like a black and what photo that’s been coloured in:
And here’s the photo it’s based on…..
She just looks fantastic.
So I’ve traveled around the world a couple of times and I like to remember where I’ve been and I’ve essentially been to Washington DC four times and I think I’d like to try to draw a few of my highlights. So essentially, here’s my version, now, I’ve taken a couple of liberties due to the size of the paper I’ve used but here you go; If I’m honest though, the Capitol building looks so much better from the inside. The fresco under the rotunda is amazing! Check this out, really, it looks fantastic:
But anyhow, here’s my attempt to draw the building by pencil itself:
I’m quite a fan of Laura Van Dalle…..Carmella in the WWE, so I thought I’d try a quick sketch….sorry the quality isn’t brilliant.
So it was sad to hear that Mean Gene Okerlund; an absolute legend in my youthful days of watching 80’s and 90’s WWF wrestling so I felt I should pay my respects and I’ve drawn a quick sketch; hope it’s okay.