“Essence” – Pounce Bag Portraiture

This is the last of my attempts at trying to master a pounce bag. I think I’m getting the hang of it and also have learned to control the pouncing when putting down the charcoal media, where the last two were crazy, with charcoal all over the surface.  Ugh!  Oh well. Gotta learn somehow.  Not going to give much details on this one, just going to post the finished product. Let me know what you think, please.

MATERIALS USED: Pounce bag filled with vine charcoal (that I made using a sanding block and Nitram Extra Soft charcoal batons); General’s 2B and Primo Euro-blend 3B charcoal pencils, kneaded eraser and a chamois.

“ESSENCE” – charcoal and pounce bag


Below is the initial stage and you can see how I laid down the charcoal media, pouncing gently on top of areas I wanted darker and very gently pouncing the areas I wanted lighter.  I would gently remove any excess charcoal with canned air.

I used a kneaded eraser to pull out highlights and a chamois to pull any excess charcoal from the lighter areas if necessary.

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Well, that’s all for now.  Next subject?  HINT: It has four legs, eats hay, grass, and has a mane and seems to be a frequently requested theme  🙂

See ya soon and hopefully, with another drawing!

Stay frosty.


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