Blue Decanter in Charcoal

Title: Blue Decanter in Charcoal
Medium: Charcoal, charcoal pencil, & willow vine charcoal.
Size: 18″ x 24″
Year: 2010
Notes: This is a study of my favorite blue glass decanter with water and glass stopper – a challenge to draw a glass object with transparency and translucency (semi-transparency) in charcoal.  I was charmed by this decanter because of the combination of its solid square base, curved neck and arms, and the mix of dark blue and clear glass.  The fresh water inside was taken from a long two-day hike up Mt. Rainier in Oregon.

Photos of reference object and compositional sketch below:




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I'm an Illustrator and Concept Artist with 15+ years experience world-building and telling stories. I am passionate about developing memorable worlds for film, books, magazines, and games in the imaginative genres. Recently, I've begun blending 3D ZBrush sculpting into my 2D work.

I graduated from Reed College with a B.A. in Psychology and pursued a brief career in Psychiatry research before enrolling in my first formal art class. I realized my passion for digital art, visual story-telling, and interactive media and left Psychology to earn my MFA in Illustration and focused on concept art for games in the Academy of Art University. From my studio in the San Francisco Bay Area I work with a variety of clients, publishers, and studios.