Charcoal Sketches

This collection of drawings was done using mainly willow charcoal and conte crayons on 18 x 24 inch newsprint quality paper. All of these were drawn from life model at the TSoFA studio.

Reclining figure, charcoal drawing

This piece took me about 30 minutes, and I wish I had done it on a better paper. I used rough newsprint, and it’s not the best paper for longer poses. Still, I’m fairly satisfied with the results, especially considering that I didn’t get the best vantage point for this pose.

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Quick gestures, charcoal drawing

A couple of quick, but interesting gestures. Especially the one on the left, what is up to?! The one on the right looks as if it’s half-submerged into a bath of milk 😀

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Two standing figures, charcoal drawing

I really like the figure on the right. I think for once, torso turned out pretty well ^_^ – Where is your corset? And no stockings!- I’m against them.- But you are not properly dressed.- Who’s to say what’s proper? What if it were agreed that “proper” meant wearing a codfish on your head? Would…

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Leaning figure, charcoal drawing

I like the flow of this figure a lot, it turned out very fluid I think. Sometimes, I feel sad that I drew a drawing on cheap newsprint, but I keep reminding myself that practice makes it perfect! If I wanted to make a version of a particular drawing on good paper, I could with…

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Reclining figure, charcoal drawing

I really should have flipped the paper horizontally for this pose, but I got too lazy ^^; Overall, I like the way it turned out. I’d work more on the values and hands if I were to finish it up.

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Slightly leaning figure, charcoal drawing

I think I got shoulder girdle better in here, but there’s still room to learn. This pose took 20 minutes, but I feel like this isn’t the easiest pose to draw in general. There’s a subtle lean on the stool, and it’s hard to catch it for me.

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Oksana Ossipov, portrait

I’ve been trying to fully devote myself to art in the past two years. I’m trying to learn and practice as much as I can. However, workshops, classes and art supplies cost presents a certain financial challenge. If you like my work and want to support me, I would truly appreciate it! I have a few tiers set up on Patreon or even just sharing my art or social media pages would help a lot. Thank you so much!

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