A Live Portrait Drawing In Charcoals

Advanced, Charcoal, Drawing, Experts | 10 Oct, 2012

This video shows artist Da Rong Dong sketching in charcoals a young girl in a live scenario. The video is time lapsed but it is easy to see how he navigates around the page and gathers all his correct proportions by working on the key features like the eyes, nose and mouth to then eventually form the head shape around them.

Charcoal is an extremely versatile medium use especially in portraiture as it has a soft feel on application and is extremely easy to blend to get all those tonal qualities and shadowing which skin naturally casts.

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    2. @mariztheI01 when you can make something perfect in 10 minutes, then you can say something. until then, just watch, and the least you can do is respect the fact that he can do something that you may or may not be able to do.

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    3. It never fails that a handful of people will dislike a video that doesn’t deserve it, or posters will find fault in something. The work is fantastic. Not sure why people are COMPELLED to say it’s not perfect, especially when they couldn’t do it either and actually have produced nothing in their lives.

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    4. If it’s simple disliking of the video and bashing of the artist by someone who has never appreciated the complexity and beauty of art, then yes, I agree with your comment. However, constructive criticism is highly appreciated between artists. People always telling you how great a job you’re doing is not as helpful as someone telling you: ‘Hey, nice work there buddy, but you really need to work the texture.’

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    5. The (wo)man isn’t lying: this drawing isn’t perfect, but how could it be, in only 10 minutes?It still is remarkable, and all the more fascinating that the artist was able to capture so much, to still remain precise in proportions, textures, and shadows, when he had such little time to do it all. I know I couldn’t have done any better myself, but I can’t help but notice some things that seem slightly off. Is this drawing perfect? No. Can I do better than this man? No.

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    6. Between 20 – 30 min???… Ive seen them done pretty quick… You do enough of them you get better and quicker… My portraits vary from 15 min to 45 min… Depending on detail, lighting, and my mood… I Gotta’ start putting up some vid’s… Been on here along time…

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