Nose Sketch

Nose Charcoal Sketch

Nose Sketch

Vine Charcoal in Sketchbook

The assignment for week: nose sketches. I chose vine charcoal because of its texture and how I can smudge the medium into shapes. I’m starting to see how this relates to painting by including the background.

The darker shade of the background creates a soft line to show the nose and brow ridge. I hate that vine charcoal is easy to smudge and forces the piece to get lost over time.

Good thing to use is a spray workable/fixative helps to preserve the drawing. Even though it leaves it’s signature smell in my sketchbook, it keeps it from smearing.

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