It’s been a while since I’ve done charcoal at the Saturday life drawing session.

The drawing didn’t go too bad, but I wish that the result was better. I think I’m beginning to find limitations within my supplies. Currently I’m using Conte a Paris charcoal pencils and smooth newsprint, but I feel as though it lacks the subtle approach to value that I want. At some point soon I’m going to try some different paper and different charcoal. But until then I still need to get my drawing better.

Life Drawing
Gestures 1
Life Drawing
Gestures 2
Life Drawing
Life Drawing


  • Session: 1905
  • Work: 1381
  • Width: 18"
  • Height: 24"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
  • Art Time: 3
  • Creative Time:



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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."