Hi y'all. Decided to revisit some art and write about it, for no real reason. These three pieces were each created with charcoal of one form or another. Both, the pumpkins and the transparent glassware, were class exercises. Then there's the portrait of my paternal grandparents, Darlene and John. The first two were completed in 2007. The portrait, six years later.
I despised charcoal (and pastel) back then. They were too messy. I couldn't draw detail with them. I was bored with the colorlessness of it all. Can you tell, I was just ... disinterested. See how the pumpkins look rushed. See the lack of passion. Then, years after graduating, I drew my grandparents as a gift to my dad.
And I liked the result!
Earlier this year, I decided I wanted to experiment with soft pastels and oil pastels.
So I bought a set of each. No, I haven't used the new supplies - yet.
What would I do differently in hindsight?
Please feel free to leave a comment if I've sparked any thoughts, emotions, or memories.