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And again, lovely charcoal

Charcoal portraits by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

I drew this right next to the male face, with the intend to color her as I did with him, but I loved how the charcoal blended with gesso and decided to only add some background and leave the face as is.

Charcoal portraits by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Am desenat fata asta chiar langa cea a barbatului pe care l-ati vazut, avand intentia de a o colora la fel ca pe el, dar mi-a placut cum s-a amestecat grundul alb cu carbunele asa ca am ales sa-i adaug doar un fundal si sa las fata asa cum o vedeti.

Charcoal portraits by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Still with masculine features if you consider her wide neck and face, she has a captivating look. 

Cu trasaturi masculine, daca te iei dupa latimea gatului si a fetei, are o privire captivanta.

Charcoal portraits by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

And here is after I added white gesso. . .it blends so nicely!

Si iat-o cum arata dupa ce am adaugat grund alb …. se amesteca atat de bine!

Charcoal portraits by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Notice the hallow I’ve created around her head only by adding fine lines with a graphite pencil and then gently smoothing everything. Also, the background was meant to look “old and dusty”, and I left it as you can see without adding anything else on it, although at first I wanted to journal around her. 😉

Observati haloul pe care l-am creat in jurul capului ei doar prin adaugarea e linii fine cu un creion grafit si intinderea usoara a acestuia. De asemenea, fundalul a fost menit sa para “imbatranit si prafuit”, si l-am lasat fix asa cum il vedeti in poza, fara sa mai adaug nimic, desi la inceput am vrut sa jurnalesc in jurul fetei. 😉


Well, that’s it! What have you been journaling lately?

Pe curand,


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