Man with an Umbrella
7″ x 9″
This drawing is my first ‘full charcoal’ drawing; just a tiny piece of charcoal (a burned spindle piece) and a piece of kraft paper.
I wanted to create an atmosphere of darkness and rain, something very communicative. Without any pre-drawing, I just let my hand guide the work. The act of letting this hand do the full job alone, plugged with the mind, was magic. For me, this is the hardest thing to do for an artist, just stop thinking, splurge into your universe and fully trust your hand and mind.
Charcoal and simple paper are for me the best media for this kind of exercise.