A Lump Of Carbon

9 Feb

drawing 1

Creativity is a fickle thing, seems to be feast or famine, on a roll or nothing at all. I’m in a nothing phase at the moment so I’m pushing my way though it by just doing stuff at random. Today I grabbed a piece of vintage hand-made paper, really lovely, and a lump of carbon. First of all, I turned the carbon lump on its side and scraped it horizontally across the textured paper, varying the pressure to achieve different tones.
drawing 2

Then I turned it through 90 degrees and using the point of the graphite stick, dragged thin lines up and down the paper. It’s not great art, but it’s necessary to just play sometimes.


11 Responses to “A Lump Of Carbon”

  1. Genie Geer March 25, 2019 at 23:43 #

    Love that stuff (we call it charcoal here) and I just learned a way to preserve the drawing from smudging by scraping matte medium over it. Might smudge a bit in process but that’s part of the charm.

  2. Alli Farkas February 12, 2019 at 20:50 #

    Playing can be the doorway to discovery. Just keep your eyes open so you don’t bang into the door!

  3. Sharon Mann February 11, 2019 at 15:37 #

    I love the texture.

  4. Walfischbucht February 10, 2019 at 11:32 #

    You know that there is a polar bear on your (upright) sheet of paper, don’t you?

  5. Lois February 10, 2019 at 00:46 #

    You definitely have to play!!

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