Áillidh – 12×16 Charcoal by Gary Rudisill

Winner of the North Light Books’ Strokes of Genius 5: Composition.  Publication September 13, 2013

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This is a 12×16 Charcoal Drawing of The Rock of Cashel in Ireland. When visiting this majestic structure, you can almost hear the walls talking to you. This place has an energy of its own. It is very majestic and mystical. My intent with this piece was to not only create a mood, but to somehow give the viewer the same mystic feeling when seeing it.

Cashel 1

Starting with the sky.

Cashel 2

more sky
Cashel 3
now the stone work
Cashel 4
Continue with wall and foreground
Cashel 5
now the archway and some shadows
Cashel 6
now working some detail and more shadows
Cashel 7
added the birds flying.
Cashel 8
darkening the shadows in the archways and adding detail to the texture of the wall to give it the appearance of the stone flaking.
Cashel final
This is a 12×16 Charcoal Drawing of The Rock of Cashel in Ireland. When visiting this majestic structure, you can almost hear the walls talking to you. This place has an energy of its own. It is very majestic and mystical. My intent with this piece was to not only create a mood, but to somehow give the viewer the same mystic feeling when seeing it.

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