12 Charcoal Techniques
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All you ever need to know about charcoal, in one single ebook! Learn these 12
amazingly simple Charcoal Techniques that will enable you to create a huge variety
of textures and subjects including professional and saleable portraiture.
You will discover how intuitive and forgiving this wonderful medium really is. You
can easily can create stunning artworks in a relatively short period of time using
these 12 simple charcoal techniques.
This book is sure to change your experiences with charcoal forever!
Please note: The information in this ebook is also included in the unit four:
portraiture foundations course ebook. If you have purchased the unit four ebook
there is no need to purchase this one.
Introduction to week one
Introduction to charcoal
Art materials used for charcoal drawing
Exercise for week one: Twelve charcoal techniques
Cover large areas with willow charcoal
Cover medium sized areas with willow charcoal
Cover small areas with willow charcoal powder and a paper stump
Draw fine lines with willow charcoal
Draw fine lines with charcoal pencil
Create gradations with blending
Create soft edges with blending
Create hard edges
Hatching lines with willow charcoal and charcoal pencil
Lines with variations in width
Experiment with erasing techniques
White conte and white charcoal techniques
Summary for week one
Introduction to week two
General information on drawing hair
Exercise for week two: choose your first hairstyle to draw
Step-by-step Instructions for hairstyle one: Adult Female Long Hair
Create a template for the head shape
Step-by-step Instructions for Hairstyle Two: Adult Male Short Hair
Step-by-step Instructions for Hairstyle Three: Adult Female Curly Hair
Summary for week two
Introduction to week three
Exercise for week three: Draw the objects provided
Step By Step Large Urn
Step by Step Old Wooden Post
Step by Step Drapery
Summary for week three
Introduction to weeks four and five
Position of features on an adult face
Take a photograph for your final portraiture project
Photograph of 'Just Me'
Final Charcoal and white Conté drawing of 'Just Me'
Final project step-by-step portrait example: 'Just Me'
Examples of Self Portraits by Previous Course Participants
About the author Cindy Wider