Skull Study

Posted Jun 1, 2005, 9:43:41 AM
A skull study I did to see if I still knew how to work with charcoal. Black & white charcoal on toned paper.

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  • Jun 1, 2005
    Wow, this is awesome! This is my favorite of yours!
    • Jun 1, 2005
      Thanks, i'm quite proud of this one.
  • Jun 1, 2005
    I guess you still have it. lol You did very well. It's very creepy in the sense that it looks so realistic. So where's the body of the person it belonged to? *laughs* Just kidding.... we're all entitled to our little secrets. lol I think you did a great job with the shading with the charcoal. I for one, truly appreciate the effort you put into this because I know how hard it is to work with charcoal or pastels or whatever. (Not to mention the fact that it's so darn messy.) I once did a charcoal portrait of John Lennon for my mother . I think I was 14. She ended up losing it somewhere though. Go figure. I give you much praise for experimenting with different styles. Keep up the good work.
    • Jun 1, 2005
      this is a great study. It's not flat at all. It has form. I agree with Lady Anime that "it's very creepy in the sense that it looks so realistic"
      • Jun 1, 2005
        Thank you, I was suprised how well this turned out and how realistic also. It's probably one those flukes though and it would be hard for me to repeat it.
      • Jun 1, 2005
        Makes you wonder where the rest of the body is, huh, BogusRed? Tee, hee. hee. We all have our little secrets, don't we, Dennis? Perhaps that is what happens to the fallen players in your RPG. *laughs* Just kidding. You are truly a master of your craft, Dennis.
    • Jun 1, 2005
      Oh have no doubts doing this one was a very messy process. I think I made the bridge of the nose a bit too big though as someone commented that this guy must of had one hell of a honker, hehehehe. I may start working with watercolors again also.
      • Jun 1, 2005
        I didn't even notice the nose until you pointed it out. No pun intended. I guess it does look a little elongated, but, that's okay. Maybe he was related to Triple H . lol! I would LOVE to see what you can do with watercolors. I think watercolors are the most beautiful kind of paint because of how soft and subtle they are. Oh, please do start using them! I think your pieces would be brilliant!
  • Jun 1, 2005
    Woaaaah. This is GREAT! Its very realistic and creepy. You did an awesome job shading with the black and white...you definatly still know how to work with charcoal. Excelent job! Smile
    • Jun 1, 2005
      Thanks, I was very unsure when I began to do this as I was very shaky from too much coffee.
  • Jun 1, 2005
    excellent work Dennis I think this is very well done. I appreciate good art and thats exactly what you done
    • Jun 1, 2005
      Thank you, you flatter me. This was a little harder than I thought it'd be but it was worth it I think.
  • Jun 5, 2005
    I will apologise now for my harsh language but D*MN you're good!!
    • Jun 6, 2005
      No need for an apology as I find harsh language quite flattering sometimes. Thank you for the lively compliment.
  • Jun 6, 2005
    np, np Corky Smile
  • Jun 7, 2005
    You know I love this piece. The three-dimensionality of it is just so extreme. And then to see the rough lines still existing at the bottom... Muah! You should use this kind of paper more often.
    • Jun 7, 2005
      Thank you Robin, i'm actualy doing another skull study on this same paper. It's a bull skull this time though. I'm also doing a few mundane pots and stuff to practice with charcoal. Maybe i'll post them?
      • Jun 7, 2005
        Oh, please do! I'd love to see them.
        • Jun 7, 2005
          Cool! I'll have them scanned (with my new scanner) and posted by tomorrow.
          • Jun 7, 2005
            Excellent. Shiny new scanner? *grin* Mine's still quite new, so I hope it won't leave me anytime soon. I just got it for a Christmas present.
            • Jun 8, 2005
              Oh yeah, it's a new scanner alright and I realy earned it. Hehehehehe...
              • Jun 8, 2005
                I know you did. Ouch. lol.
                • Jun 8, 2005
                  Hehehehe, were you just in the chat room?
                  • Jun 8, 2005
                    I was, but I can't figure out how to make it work.
                    • Jun 8, 2005
                      Neither can I for some reason. I think it may be out of service for some reason.
                      • Jun 8, 2005
                        I PMed BogusRed about it. Perhaps it will be sorted out in the near future. For now.. I really do have to go to bed. I have to go to work in twelve hours! lol.
                        • Jun 8, 2005
                          Okay, I need to get back to work tonight anyways. I haven't drawn in 4 days. I've been sick with the flu.
                          • Jun 8, 2005
                            Ugh. Flu is bad. I'm glad you're feeling a little better! First you get damaged by salesman dickwad, then you get sick... Dude, you need a break from misfortune.
                            • Jun 8, 2005
                              No kidding. I hope I didn't get sick from when he bit my elbow.
                              • Jun 8, 2005
                                ick. Salesman rabies. Laughing
                                • Jun 8, 2005
                                  Hehehehehe...you always put me in a good mood. Thank you.

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