Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Charcoal portraits

Charcoal on paper, 28x35 cm

Charcoal on paper, 28x35 cm

I received Dan Gerhartz's new book "Not Far From Home" a week and a half ago as a birthday gift. The paintings are beautiful and the print quality is high. The images are sharp and colors look really good. I enjoy it very much! For a more thorough review of the book, visit Ryan Mellody's blog.


Ian said...

There are quite a lot of similarites between you and Daniel Gerhartz.

Arto Isotalo said...

I wish! But thank you the compliment, Ian.

Bob said...

I have not seen anyone still doing charcoal art in a long long long time.

billspaintingmn said...

Happy New Years Arto! (And Happy Birthday too!)
One of the similarites I've noticed
is the love of your subject.
I think you have a sincerity to your art. People want the truth, and your artwork is that.

Arto Isotalo said...

Thank you Bill for your nice comment!

Erik said...

Beautiful drawings Arto, very expressive. What paper do you use to draw on?
That's a nice book by Dan Gerhartz, it's on my wishlist too but still 9 months until my birthday so I might have to buy it myself :)

Arto Isotalo said...

Thank you, Erik! I drew these on Daler Rowney's Simply Sketchbook 27.9cm x 35.6cm. It's got a nice tooth for charcoal.