Black Panther


After Chadwick Boseman died of cancer. We felt that we had to do a portrait of him for our Fandom Fitness project.

The striking angle is intentional as well as the direct gaze of Black Panther but unfortunately I feel that this drawing is failing to pull in the viewer like I wanted.


Black Panther Drawing Finished

I’ve finished the Black Panther drawing, or at least I’m calling it finished with a bit of resignation.

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Piling Up Charcoal

I had a ton of fun today during my art session rocking out to some music and piling up charcoal on the paper.

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Lack of Clarity in Motive

From the day I started research for this drawing I’ve had a severe lack of clarity in motive, and the quality is suffering because of it.

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Simplifying the Values

After yesterday’s influence from amazing compositions I started incorporating what I learned right away by simplifying the values into three tones.

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Simplifying the Head

I didn’t have enough time to get deep into it but I’m focusing more on simplifying the head with this charcoal Black Panther drawing.

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Paper That I’m Not Supposed to Use

Today I started a second drawing of Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther but with a paper that I’m not supposed to use with dry media.

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Black Panther Drawing

I was right, after a good night of sleep I was able to make a decision on how to proceed with my Black Panther drawing.

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  • Work: 1739
  • Size: 15.5" x 21"
  • Medium: Charcoal and Graphite on Paper
  • Sessions: 7
  • Start date: 9/13/2020
  • End date: 9/19/2020