Sunday, 7 February 2010

Walking out of stride...

Still not painting and sketching like I know I should be. I found some charcoal in my studio, an old piece of sponge and an eraser and played around for a bit. I took some photos on the North Yorkshire Moors and dug those out to work with. It's messy but fun!

18 comments:

bettyfromtexas said...

. . . and the result is straight out of Wuthering Heights!! Simply stunning!

phthaloblu said...

What Betty said! Oh my. It's been years since I read that book or seen the movie, but that's what came to mind as soon as I saw this. Beautifully done. Yes, stunning. Wow. I love it!

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Looks wonderful to me, Stephen, I'd like to be right there.

Martine said...

Gorgeous ! The ideal background for one of my favourite Peter Robinson's thrillers! Well done !

nanke's stuff said...

Oh, I love this. It definitely looks windy. It's beautiful! nancy

Anonymous said...

Really great use of lights and darks to creat the mood of cold and windy. Excellent job. Marsha

Pippa said...

Wow Steve, I never knew charcoal could make for such atmosphere through just a few gentle shadows. Amazing!

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Dan Kent said...

You may call it playing, but it is beautiful to me!

Janene said...

You have created such a beautiful atmospheric drawing. Very expressive!

Phyllis said...

This is a wonderful moody piece - look forward to seeing more of your "Fun" :)

marancat said...

More beautiful sketches - I love them!

Alex said...

it's breathtaking! And it's just so nice to look at. Wonderful job!

Drawn2Life said...

Simply Gorgeous!

Ann said...

Beautiful and elegant drawing. I love the lighted sky and ground.

debra morris said...

Beautiful "playing"...makes me miss Yorkshire and the UK
Great work

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Carolyn Ann Pappas said...

Charcoal rocks! I haven't used it in almost a year and I might now that I've seen this. I love how moody it looks.

Lesley said...

Lovely drawing, so simle and delicate, I love it!

 
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