Charcoal Drawing of Trees

This is a charcoal and pastel drawing of two trees created in 1998. A rich blue background was first applied to the paper with broad strokes, using the long edge of the pastel stick. Hints of green and blue were also applied to ground, with the white of the paper used to indicate the sandy landscape. This helps to invoke a desolate and cold feeling in the drawing. Black charcoal and white chalk was then used to loosely draw in the trees, using thin heavy lines. The short shadows indicate a high sun, and the barren trees add to the desperation of life trying to grow in a harsh environment.

Charcoal Drawing of Trees

3 Replies to “Charcoal Drawing of Trees”

  1. Thank you valerie! The entire drawing was created with pastels and charcoal. 🙂

  2. Wow I love the blue sky…stunning work
    I wish I could draw like that
    I just passed through your folder and its breathtaking
    I’m studying charcoal drawings and you’re definitely an inspiration

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