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Potraits from Photos drawn with Charcoal Pencils

Charcoal Pencil self portrait (as a child) March 24, 2010

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A charcoal pencil self portrait (as a child)

A black and white charcoal pencil self portrait (as a child). This was the first portrait I ever drew. I was happy with the final portrait and later gave the portrait to my Mum as a christmas present.

 

Laurel and Hardy charcoal portrait March 22, 2010

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Charcoal pencil portrait of Laurel and Hardy

A black and white charcoal portrait of Laurel and Hardy dressed as decorators in one of their films, the portrait is drawn with charcoal pencils and pastels. I hope you like this portrait. I would be grateful if you could let me know what you think? I am interested to hear your comments.

 

Judy Garland as Dorethy Gale Charcoal Portrait March 21, 2010

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Charcoal pencil portrait of Judy Garland as Dorethy Gale.

A black and white charcoal portrait drawn with charcoal pencils and pastels. Growing up The Wizard of Oz was my favourite film I would watch it over and over. The munchkins especially the lollypop kids were my favorite characters along with the Scarecrow. This is why I decided to draw this Iconic image and I was pleased with the way it turned out, I hope you agree? I would also like to draw Dorethy with the scarecrow, cowardly lion and Tinman eventually.

 

Heath Ledger as the Joker charcoal portrait March 20, 2010

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A black and white charcoal portrait of Heath Ledger as The Joker.

I wanted to draw a charcoal portrait of Heath Ledger as the joker in “The Dark Knight” as it is one of my favourite films and Heath Ledger as the joker was such a great character to draw. This portrait is drawn with charcoal pencils and pastels. I Hope you like it.

 

John Wayne charcoal portrait March 19, 2010

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Charcoal pencil portrait of John Wayne

A black and white charcoal pencil portrait of John Wayne in one of numerous Hollywood cowboy films.

 

Albert Einstein Portrait March 18, 2010

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A charcoal pencil portrait of Albert Einstein

This is one of my most recent charcoal portaits. I wanted to draw Albert Einstein because growing up I looked up to Albert Einstein, as he was also dyslexic so it was a great comfort to me knowing that me being dyslexic had nothing to do with my intelligence and when people would ask me about dyslexia I would always mention Elbert Einstein. This portrait is drawn with charcoal pencils and pastels.

 

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow Portrait March 17, 2010

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Charcoal Pencil portrait of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow

A black and white charcoal portrait of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean films drawn in charcoal pencils and pastel. I am thinking of drawing Johnny Depp in the Alice and Wonderland film as the Mad Hatter it looks like a really great subject to draw.