Portraits in Charcoal with Nathan Fowkes

The following is an interview conducted by Bobby Chiu with the very talented artist Nathan Fowkes.  I have been a big fan of Nathan’s work for some time now so it was really nice to get to know him a bit better and to learn more about his techniques.   After watching the video interview, […]

A Workshop in Tonal Drawing by artist Mark Vazquez-Mackay

Visual artist, Mark Vazquez-Mackay presents a workshop on creating a tonal drawing with charcoal at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Mark instructs a number of courses at the college in the Department of Continuing Education: Drawing I & II, Self Portraiture, Oil Painting I, and Figure Painting. To learn more about ACAD’s continuing […]

Drawing with your Eraser

In this episode of Aaron’s Art Tips, Aaron shows you how to use your eraser as an effective drawing tool when working in charcoal. Watch as Aaron brings a female lowland gorilla to life. Visit Aaron’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Aaron’s Website Here

Charcoal Portrait Demo by Nathan Fowkes

About Nathan Fowkes I do concept art, color and lighting design for animation and entertainment projects, notable clients include DreamWorks, Blue Sky, Disney and Digital Domain. It’s a great job but since everything is painted digitally I spend my own time painting with traditional mediums, these paintings and sketches are the emphasis my blog. I’ll […]

How to Draw Water in Pencil

Our water landscape possibilities are endless. But without the tools to understand how to draw water, we become overwhelmed as to the task of how we’re suppose to draw it!! All those ripples, waves, reflections….oh my!! So we put our favorite scenes away, hoping to be braver another day. Does that sound familiar?

How to Draw Trees with Pencil

Trees. In almost all landscapes, they play an integral part in the scene. How the trees, grass and foliage are represented in a drawing have a direct impact on the entire mood and success of the drawing. Trees are also one of the most complex and intimidating subject matter to draw.

Charcoal Still Life Tutorial – Part 1

About Michael Newberry Michael Newberry is nearing his fourth decade as a full time artist, and he lives primarily from art sales to private collectors. Most recently (March 2012) his monumental work, Lovers Jumping, became part of Chan Luu’s art collection. Michael has primarily shown with institutions and through his studio – by-passing commercial galleries. […]

Charcoal Drawing Demonstration Step by Step – Part 2

Part 2 – Charcoal Drawing Demonstration (Click Images for Larger Views) In Charcoal Drawing Part 1 you will find what are quality materials you need to get the best results. With this tutorial I will take you through the drawing stages. The preparation takes about 10 to 15 minutes. Now that you have prepared the […]