Monday, December 17, 2007

Buddha on black

I haven't worked on colored paper since my Freshman college art class way back in the 80s! So, this was a fun and exciting drawing for me. I have been dying to try out this 5.6mm Cretacolor white charcoal lead and feeling a bit adventurous today, visited my neighborhood art store and found this great Strathmore Artagain black paper. This is 6"X9", drawn from a stock photo from istockphoto [dot] com.

8 comments:

Kate said...

IT SHIMMERS WITH LIGHT!!!!! NICE!

r.e.wolf said...

It's beautiful - the white on black is really striking!

Sandy said...

Quite striking!!

Serena said...

Very effective, Joan! :)

steve said...

Amazing! I love white charcoal. Now I wanna try it again!

wagonized said...

Very well done, Joan, both the execution and the composition. You make me want to try something like this.

Joan Y said...

Thanks a heap everyone! :)

Genine said...

Joan this is great. Love the highlights!