Carbon pencils, on 14x17 Strathmore vellum 300 series Bristol Board.

I used Carbon pencils for the first time on this pic, and I'm liking them a lot.
The really great thing about them is that unlike graphite, there's absolutely no reflection. So you don't get any glare from direct lighting while you're drawing....Bonza!

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Comment by Mary Rogers on August 6, 2017 at 9:47am

Amazing work, Mark! I love that woman's expression. I wonder what's she's thinking!? Well done!

Comment by Pat on August 6, 2017 at 10:13am

Awesome Mark..

Comment by Barbara Cullen on August 6, 2017 at 3:03pm

You are a t rue artist, your work is magnificent.

Comment by Kristiina J on August 6, 2017 at 3:32pm

So cool! Fantastic job!

Comment by Allan Jones on August 6, 2017 at 4:14pm

Great stuff!

Comment by Kathy Orrell on August 6, 2017 at 4:15pm


Comment by Paul Dodd on August 6, 2017 at 6:37pm

Wonderful work  mark

Comment by Stephanie Rubin on August 6, 2017 at 7:36pm

You have created quite a fabulous piece... the expression makes me want to learn about her life and their stories.  I'm glad that you are enjoying the Carbon pencils, you have produced quite a piece. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Mark Bedwell on August 7, 2017 at 5:39am

Thanks everyone.............Mary and Stephanie, the woman facing us does indeed have a an interesting face, full of the trials of life. But the thing I want to know when I look at this pic, is why has the other woman got a Band-aid stuck to her ear? :o)

Comment by Lizette de Vries-Venter on August 7, 2017 at 2:36pm

Excellent work, Mark! You really made them come to life. 


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