It only took another hour for me to finish up this drawing. I have to say I’m very happy with the result.

The Drawing


I finally finished it, I know it wasn’t exactly a very long drawing, but I was only able to work on this drawing for a couple hours a night. I didn’t have any intention of it actually going this long. When I started the drawing I was in the mood of getting the simplicity just perfect. I’m not even sure if I want to push this idea further. For now I will just be happy with what it is, and move on to the next session.


I took a lot of picture of the drawing because I wanted to see if it changed much after I sprayed it with fixative. I have sprayed many drawings before and I noticed that they are darkened a bit and that the charcoal would gain some texture in places. This is a detail before I sprayed it with fixative.


Another detail before I sprayed it with fixative.


The drawing after I sprayed the whole thing with fixative. The photo doesn’t really look much different, but in looking at the drawing in person areas did darken a bit, and I have some speckling in places now.


You may be able to see the change in the drawing after using fixative in these details. I seems as if has become slightly more dull now.


Last detail, I will have to resist the urge to try and darken up the background more.


  • Session: 172
  • Work: 164
  • Width: 15"
  • Height: 22"
  • Medium: Charcoal, Watercolor
  • Location: Still life in apartment
  • Art Time: 1
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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."