This series of lessons will walk you through the complete process for drawing a detailed portrait in charcoal paper.
In this session I will be developing variations in the shadows.
- Begin by laying in a darker tone of the darkest parts of the shadow.
- This can be laid in fairly roughly – as we will be refining it throughout the session.
- Then once you’ve darkened the general shadow tone – you can use your easier to introduce reflected lights.
- These reflected lights will give form to the shadows (just like halftones give form to the light areas).
- Continue this process until you have added all the obvious variety within the shadows.
- You will have a chance to refine things further later on in the drawing.
- Toned paper
- Kneadable Eraser
- Sanding Block
- Drawing Board