Live Lessons: "Portrait" with Charcoal
About This Lesson Series...
In this lesson series, we develop a portrait with charcoal on gray paper.
Lesson 1 (1:10:38)
In lesson one, we discuss the materials and surface and begin adding vine charcoal to the surface.
Lesson 2 (1:02:25)
In lesson two, we continue work on the "underpainting", addressing the main features of the face.
Lesson 3 (1:12:56)
In lesson three, we complete the "underpainting" with vine charcoal.
Lesson 4 (1:04:54)
In lesson four, we begin refining the drawing and adding details by layering compressed charcoal. We begin this process with the hair.
Lesson 5 (1:09:51)
In lesson five, we begin working down the face, modeling the forehead and starting work on the left eye.
Lesson 6 (1:08:22)
In lesson six, we complete the eyes and work on the nose.
Lesson 7 (1:09:29)
In lesson seven, we address the mouth and lips.
Lesson 8 (1:10:49)
In lesson eight, we finish the cheek and the ear.
Lesson 9 (1:15:38)
In lesson nine, we address the clothing and complete the drawing.
Resources for this Lesson...
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Here's what you'll need...
- Toned Gray Paper (Ingres)
- Vine Charcoal
- Compressed Charcoal and Charcoal Pencils
- White Charcoal and White Charcoal Pencils
- Kneaded Eraser
- Blending Stumps or Tortillions
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