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The time consumed for the charcoal drawing of the actress Angelina Jolie was 1 & 1/2 hours or less. (Angelina Jolie Pictures)
This charcoal endeavor of mine started when I first tried dry brush with charcoal powder. Unlike what I thought and how I feared, charcoal drawing is pretty cool. You actually have to draw the outline and rub it along wherever the darkness and shadow are seen in the reference. I enjoyed it huge and there is going to be a lot of charcoal drawings of mine in the next few days.