In December 2014, I used willow charcoal to create a few study works on cartridge paper.
It worked pretty well in combination with charcoal pencils and the plan was to use it on
professional acid free paper some day to create more permanent artworks. However in the
course of time it never happened and this project went into the " Waitlist" category ie to be
done on some other day at some other time. In the meanwhile I kept myself busy with other
mediums and subjects.
Two study works using
willow charcoal and other charcoal pencils.
Created on cartridge paper
( Old works )
This week was the perfect opportunity to use my willow charcoal once again as I had just
completed my charcoal workshop and all my charcoal sketching tools were on my workplace.
Hence I decided to create a charcoal sketch of a simple beach scene inspired by a view at the Bamboo Island which was part of our Phi Phi Leh Tour. ( Thailand ). Bamboo island is
one of the most beautiful National Park island in Phuket.
This serene beach had the very basic elements like sky, water and trees/foliage. What I loved
about the composition was the shadows on the beach and the scattered rocks.
In the shadows
Charcoal sketching on Fabriano Academia paper
Size 6.5" X 7.5"
"One must always draw, draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil."
By Balthus ( 1908 - 2001 ) Polish French modern artist.