In this post we will answer another subscriber question: How to blend Graphite Pencil? There are a number of interesting and effective ways of blending your graphite pencil drawings. Everything from paint brushes, cotton swabs, paper towels, blending stumps, tissue can be used, but are some methods better than others? Are some more effective? Well […]
There are many different types of drawing paper available today, more so than ever before which makes the process of choosing the best paper for charcoal drawing even more difficult. Charcoal is a dry, dusty medium that needs a paper with tooth, with texture, to hold the medium in place. You will also need a […]
Below are several fantastic time lapse portrait drawings created with charcoal by some very talented artists! Charcoal is definitely my favorite drawing medium. I like how you can smear, rub, brush and move charcoal around the support to create some very interesting effects. I guess it is because I am a painter at heart. Charcoal […]
Roses are one of the most challenging subjects to render realistically with drawing or any medium for that matter, but once you tackle this complicated subject you will be ready to tackle any subject. It just takes time and the right amount of practice to start drawing roses. Eventually it will become somewhat easy. Below […]
I would say that drawing realistically with pencil is one of the most challenging forms of art. You are working with a medium that doesn’t cover as quickly as say a painting medium. To depict things such as beaches and seascapes requires a great deal of patience, especially when working in realism. I hope the […]
In the following free step by step tutorial, artist Yong Chen demonstrates how he tackles the female portrait using charcoal. Visit Yong’s youtube channel for more awesome art instruction like this!
Learn how to add shading with a pencil to basic forms in this fundamental drawing tutorial. For more on this lesson, follow this link. Shading is the process of adding to value to a drawing. When we get the values right, the illusion of form and light are communicated in the drawing. By learning how […]
Join artist Chris Samba as he demonstrates his method for drawing realistic hair with charcoal pencils. Visit his youtube channel here for more great demonstrations. Visit his website here.
As beginners, sometimes all you need is a gem of a video like this from artist Bobby Chiu, that can save you years on learning how to draw. In the following video, Bobby shares his techniques that he used to create the pencil drawings for his Alice Through the Looking Glass Gallery show in Paris. […]
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 […]