Charcoal experiment

I got my hands on a charcoal pencil a while ago and have been experimenting with it. Unlike graphite the sketches actually comes out black, which I love, and the softness makes it easy to smudge to create shades. So far I really like it!
Here are two sketches I find good enough to share:

Imaginary Karin - Keira Knightley drawing

Keira Knightley. One of my girl crushes. :heart:

Imaginary Karin - Michael Fassbender drawing

Michael Fassbender. Because he has such an expressive face.

I don’t normally draw celebrities so this was a little weird. But I guess if you’re going to experiment you might as well do it all the way – both medium and motif :P

In other news: IT’S SNOWING! For real this time! Thick fluffy flakes of beauty!


  1. Markus
    5 December 2011

    Du är bäst gumman! <3

    • 6 December 2011

      DU är bäst :P

  2. 5 December 2011

    Oooh, pretty, I like them, Karin. You did a wonderful hob on them.

  3. 5 December 2011

    Oh, those are absolutely gorgeous! You did a wonderful job on them! :)

  4. 6 December 2011

    Charcoal pencils are awesome! I really like these, especially the second one, I stopped and just stared at it for a minute or so.

  5. 6 December 2011

    They look great! It must be fun to experiment a bit as well? :D

  6. 7 December 2011

    You did an awesome job on your drawings. You captured them perfectly. I did a charcoal drawing once and I was so proud that you could actually tell who the person was that I was drawing.

  7. 9 December 2011

    Beautiful drawings :) So talented. It’s all in the details! Yay for snow for you. For me, I hate it LOL

  8. 10 December 2011

    I love Keira’s eyes, think you did a wonderful job :heart: I wish I could draw like this, but I can’t even draw a decent stick figure :P

  9. 11 December 2011

    Wow vad snyggt! :D Har säkert nämnt det innan men jag önskar jag hade lite av din talang! ;)

  10. Ann-Kristin
    2 January 2012

    Jättebra teckningar. Du som brukar säga att du inte är så bra på att teckna människor.
    Det stämmer inte, dom är ju skitsnygga.

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