25 Days to Better Drawings – Day Eight – Value

25 Days to Better Drawings: Value

JOIN THE VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR
Get ALL of our courses, ebooks, live lessons, critiques, lesson plans and more today.
This course features:
10 Hours of Instruction
25 Videos
24 eBooks
30 Day Money Back Guarantee

Comments

25 Days to Better Drawings – Day Eight – Value — 13 Comments

  1. Interesting to use white charcoal pencil to provide different tints – my current mentor is an accomplished graphite artist who abhors using anything other than graphite and the paper for tonal variation.

    • Hi Marise,

      That’s unfortunate. In my opinion, it’s little narrow-minded to “abhor” any form of art other than the form that you prefer to create.

  2. The tonal tool is such a great exercise well worth doing , so useful thank you for this ! You explain things so well ! Thank Matt !
    Regards Jan

  3. Thank you Matt. I found this helpful. I just began drawing in the Spring and don’t have any experience using charcoal. My white charcoal pencil does not seem to lay down the charcoal easily and I have to play with it. any ideas?

    • Hi Maureen,

      This could be due to the paper you are using or if there is too much graphite already on the surface. White charcoal doesn’t easily spread over graphite applications. It’s best to apply the white graphite first and then push values darker with the graphite pencil.

      • thank you This does help. This is a new white charcoal pencil and it was the first time that I used white charcoal. I seemed to have less trouble the with the white charcoal when I practiced the following day

Lesson Discussion