Drapery Study, Charcoal Drawing

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

10 Replies to “Drapery Study, Charcoal Drawing”

  1. Hi Anonymous, thanks for the comment. The technique is explained in the description above.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!


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