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Tonal Landscape Drawing in Chalk + Charoal

Drawing, Technique, Video
/by This drawing was made with white chalk and a few odds and ends of charcoal (some Nitram, compressed charcoal pencil) on toned Canson Mi-Teintes paper. This is a great way to get a study or idea for a landscape down quickly; work with big shapes and focus on tonal relationships rather than detail - selective rendering works better than finishing everything to the same level of...

Drawing a Charcoal Portrait from Start to Finish

Drawing, Technique, Video
/by Drawing a portrait can be a daunting task - it can be difficult to know where to start and how to keep your proportions in check while you try to add more detail. You can watch this time lapse to get an idea of how you can make the process more manageable. Start with the biggest, simplest proportions first: The overall height and width, placement of the ear and then the facial features.Add shadow shapes early, using straight lines.These early stages are crucial as they become the scaffolding for the rest of the drawing as you add more detail. If you get these early stage right, you will find the process of adding a detail much more fun. If you want to learn about drawing portraits in more detail you can check out my upcoming Live Online Workshops to see if I have a class coming up. Comment below if you have any...