"Instant bliss" Asian girl 7x9 female charcoal portrait on Canford paper

In this instant I used white 75 lb Canford paper , I think its made by Daler Rowney, I started generalizing the forms with vine charcoal first to establish the values, vine smears easily so I darken and darken more as it is needed, both with vine and charcoal pencils, these stay on the paper more firmly, the highlights are taken out with a kneaded eraser, edges manipulated with a watercolor brush, minus the water.

approx. 7 x 9 inches charcoal on Canford paper

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