This is a charcoal drawing of a drapery study. The artwork was drawn in 1995 with vine charcoal in my first art class. Attention to detail, in both line work and shading was meticulously planned out with each stroke. Subtle variations in the weight of the line, shades of charcoal, and white of the paper help to create the illusion of depth in the drawing. A kneaded eraser was used to carve out white highlight areas. The drapery study was good practice for proportion, and helped me get used to working with charcoal in 8th grade.

Drapery Study, Charcoal Drawing

Drapery Study, Charcoal Drawing

10 thoughts on “Drapery Study, Charcoal Drawing

  • July 30, 2007 at 10:21 am
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    I think you were drawring a ghost!! BOO!!

  • July 31, 2007 at 8:39 pm
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    Perhaps. 😉

  • January 1, 2008 at 9:24 pm
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    Its very artistic!

  • January 3, 2008 at 8:26 pm
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    Thank you for your kind comment aly. 🙂

  • May 24, 2008 at 4:10 pm
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    verry good work can you plz give me the technique for making the drapery .

  • May 26, 2008 at 9:26 pm
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    Hi Anonymous, thanks for the comment. The technique is explained in the description above.

  • November 20, 2008 at 12:19 am
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    great art work is the hand of great artist.

  • November 20, 2008 at 9:34 am
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    Thanks waren! 😉

  • April 18, 2009 at 8:23 pm
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    very nice work, I like drawing with charcoal my self, i like the blends of colors you use in some of the drawings, wow amazing how some people have such great talent.

  • April 27, 2009 at 2:00 pm
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    Hi Leslie,
    Thanks for the compliments! I agree charcoal is a fun medium to work with, I like the way it forces me to get messy and physical with the artwork. 🙂

    Good luck with your artistic pursuits!

    ~Michael

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