Original charcoal drawing of a deer skull - yes really, that's a deer :) Part of the magic of this image was the technique used to create the photograph I worked from. I built a dark box especially for this project which allowed me to control light and shadow then photographed the skull reflected in a black mirror. The resulting image transformed the skull into a dramatic, striking image which I them worked onto crisp white Fabriano Artistico paper, using charcoal pencil for the detail and gorgeous velvety carbon for the broader areas.

Dimensions are ; approx 16" x 16" frame size. Drawn area 12" x 12".

Comes in a satinwood frame with off white mount and high quality acrylic glazing so it is safe to ship. Additional images show the work in progress and my signature.

Skull 1 original drawing