The Charcoal Drawing Course: Animal Portrait
In this module, we develop a drawing of a chimpanzee monkey using white and black charcoal on gray Ingres drawing paper. To ensure accuracy, we'll use a grid to layout the contours.
Lesson 1 - Intro and Materials
In this lesson, we take a quick look at the materials and surface used for this animal portrait.
Lesson 2 - Grid and Layout
In this lesson, we lay out a grid and began adding vine charcoal to the surface.
Lesson 3 - Monkeying Around
In this lesson, we use the eraser along with vine charcoal to model the loose drawing in place on the paper.
Lesson 4 - Increasing Contrast
In this lesson, we begin adding white charcoal to develop a full range of value.
Lesson 5 - Details, Details, Details
In this lesson, we refine the details and complete the drawing.
- Vine/Willow Charcoal
- Compressed Charcoal Pencil
- White Compressed Charcoal
- Kneaded Eraser
- Vinyl Eraser
- Blending Stumps or Tortillions
- Gray Ingres Drawing Paper