Just starting out with charcoal drawing? Looking for some good tips to help you get started? The following is a series of videos collected from YouTube that covers some of the basics, techniques and other great tips for beginners interested in getting started in the charcoal drawing medium. Enjoy!
Charcoal Drawing Basics : Art Supplies for Charcoal Drawing
This first charcoal drawing lesson talks about the supplies you are going to need to get started, like pencils, blending tools and erasers. Thanks to William Cotterell from Expert Villiage for making this video. William Cotterell graduated in Seattle where he has been Art Director, Creative Director, and Senior Designer and Visual Communications for various national firms.
Charcoal Drawing Basics : Types of Paper for Charcoal Drawing
This second video tutorial talks about the types of paper that are available for use with this medium. This video again features William Cotterell from Expert Villiage.
Charcoal Drawing Basics : Understanding Lighting when Charcoal Drawing
Charcoal Drawing Basics : Quick Sketch vs. Detailed Sketch: Charcoal Drawing
Drawing Basics – Using Charcoal
Charcoal Drawing Demonstration Using the Subtractive Method
This video demonstrates how to use the subtractive drawing technique. This is a very interesting and enjoyable technique to try our in your next drawing. In a nutshell, the subtractive method is the process of first laying down a layer of charcoal and then using an eraser to create the lightest values of the drawing.
Charcoal Drawing Basics : How to Erase in Charcoal Drawing