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 laying in the major halftones in the lights
- Work from the darker hafltones to begin with. These are the tones closest to the shadow edge.
- That way you will preserve the luminosity in the lights and avoid over modelling the drawing.
- Work in large flat planes of halftone as much as possible.
- We want to develop a general impression of the form first – before adding details later.
- You should ultimately end up with tone everywhere except the lightest areas.
- However the tone must gradually darken towards the shadows – don’t go too dark in the lightest areas!
- Toned paper
- Kneadable Eraser
- Sanding Block
- Drawing Board