The Charcoal Drawing Course: Basic Forms
In this module, we review the element of art, value and apply this knowledge to draw a still life of basic forms with vine/willow charcoal on charcoal paper.
Lesson 1 - Value
In this lesson, we review value and the basics of light and form.
Lesson 2 - Contours and Mapping
In this lesson, we use a mapping technique to draw the contours of the forms.
Lesson 3 - Refining
In this lesson, we continue to develop the value but begin refining the drawing using blending tools and erasers.
Lesson 4 - Finishing Touches
In this lesson, we complete the drawing.
- Vine/Willow Charcoal
- Compressed Charcoal Pencil
- Charcoal Paper
- Kneaded Eraser
- Vinyl Eraser
- Blending Stumps or Tortillions