Continuing with my inspiration from master drawing I’m attempting to do my own figure drawing with charcoal and sanguine, but from photo.

Here is one of the drawings that I have up next to my reference. This is by Robert Liberace who has a very old master feel to his drawings and paintings.

Figure Drawing Charcoal and Sanguine, robert liberace drawing inspiration
Robert Liberace drawing inspiration

While drawing I have my reference photo on my iMac in front of me and in high resolution. Next to the reference photo I have the inspiration drawing and I’m analyzing the cross hatching used in it while trying to emulate the same on my drawing.

Unfortunately my drawing didn’t turn out quite as well and I realized that too much charcoal with the sanguine turns into quite a mess. I had to erase out most of the charcoal and keep the drawing predominantly in sanguine.

Figure drawing charcoal and snaguine, warmup


  • Session: 1056
  • Work: 889
  • Width: 18"
  • Height: 24"
  • Medium: Charcoal, Sanguine
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 1.5
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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."