Sonam Tshokey

Balcatta Senior High School

Year 9

Charcoal on paper

40 x 60 cm

My goal was to develop a self-portrait with charcoal, focusing on tone and following drawing traditions.

I drew the guidelines with charcoal pencil for more accurate placings of features. I then worked on the proportions such as the size of the face compared to the neck. Before adding tones to the face, I shaded the coat and hair. I laid down the darkest tones on the face first, then defined the features using an eraser to add highlights on the cheek, forehead and nose.  I am  happy with the resulting work as it looks like me – but a more dramatic version.

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