charcoal, s’mores, and skeletons

18 Sep

just try think of three better reasons than charcoal, s’mores, and skeletons to love drawing class.

fire pit for making charcoal

we spend some time in class last week making our own charcoal.

we found some twigs, shaved the bark off, and  burned em up.

here is a website that explains the process. it was neat!

and obviously, we had to make s’mores.

regina making her s'more

the charcoal turned out super awesome, too. it is really great to use, it was very cheap (free!? yes, free.)

the charcoal also has a wide variety of shapes and sizes, which is really intriguing and exciting.

can’t wait to make use of it all.

some of the finished charcoal pieces

hans: 2 hrs

and onto some actual artwork…

we are working on still life’s in class right now,

baade and i are both working on this guy. i figured i would post updates

of his progress whenever i spend a good chunk of time drawing.

his name is hans, “cause he has no hans!” ahahaha


sarah z


5 Responses to “charcoal, s’mores, and skeletons”

  1. Mini Jones September 21, 2010 at 4:31 pm #

    I am so glad I can see what you’re working on in school, etc. You are an amazing artist and a wonderful person! And I LOVE SKELETONS. Good job on “hans.” 😀

  2. Greg Louie September 22, 2010 at 9:15 pm #

    Great blog Sarah! Your pics are awesome. S’mores, charcoal, and granola never looked so good! I like you narratives, keep it up!

  3. sleepysarahzzz September 23, 2010 at 3:23 am #

    aww! thanks guys! i really appreciate you checking
    it out! ^.^

    • Mini Jones September 24, 2010 at 4:10 am #

      what’s funny is that I have you on my bookmarks bar! there are only 12 webpage bookmarks! 🙂 it’s called “Sleep art” hehe 🙂 I ❤ U

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