Charcoal sketching is more fun


#1

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#2

Conte is better


#3

Daaaaamn


#4

TIP: if you use white chalk to accentuate the highlights it makes the final piece look more professional even if you’re not that good.


#5

Don’t forget one of those stretchable gum arabic erasers for lightening (and dare I say, erasing); using your standard rubber brick will make you crazy.

And if you want your drawing to be more than a smudge two days from now, use a fixative spray.


#6

I love both conte and charcoal. Especially those dense, brick ones.

Man I used to be decent at sketching. You lose it if you don’t use it.


#7

Not bad at all, @Frauenfelder.


#8

Kinda crazy that it was such a staple in art school. Mandatory in fact. Yet I don’t know anyone who used them after school.


#9

I’d love to try this sort of thing but I don’t know how to start. How does one go about transferring what one sees to paper?


#10

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