Charcoal sketch Live Model

Grace is 11 years old and we had her take 15min poses with breaks.  I tried to break some old habits and resisted going for detail until the very last.  My wife thought the nose was understated, however, at the studio I darkened the nose and the model's right eye but it seemed too distracting so I erased and smudged them somewhat.  About 2.5hrs… Med charcoal stick followed by med charcoal pencil for detail.

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Art Carnrick

About Art Carnrick

Born in '48 and was a child of the 60's.  Played rock guitar to put myself through college.  Industrial and research chemist for 30 years.  Semi retired in 2003 and took art lessons for 3 years.  Went on 2 year hiatus to teach chemistry lab at UWF and have gotten back into it this year.  I switched to classical guitar back in 1972 and am an active player with the local jazz society and do about 4-6 shows a month.  Still make money with chemistry and music but am still trying to make back cost of art lessons and supplies doing art projects... 

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