This series of lessons will walk you through the complete process for drawing a detailed portrait in charcoal paper.
In this session I show you how to start refining (smoothing) the tones ready for more detail.
- Beginning in the darker areas – you can use the kneadable eraser rolled to a point as a way to remove any patchiness.
- This can take quite a while but it’s a great, controlled way to smooth out darker sections of a drawing.
- You can also add more variations to the forms in the darks as you do this.
- Once the darker areas are complete – you can start using the same approach to smooth out the lighter halftones.
- You will also need a sharpened piece of charcoal to add tone carefully.
- Toned paper
- Kneadable Eraser
- Sanding Block
- Drawing Board