Drawing a Moody Chalk + Charcoal Landscape – Part 2

In this series, we will be creating a moody tonal landscape in charcoal and chalk – it’s a really fun exercise, as we will be working from our imagination as much as from a reference.

This session will be spent refining the looser sketchy drawing we created in part 1.

  • Begin by pushing the darkest tones as dark as they can go.
  • Then use a sharpened piece of charcoal to soften the transitions between tones.
  • You can also use the point to fill in patchy areas and create a smoother tone to work over in future passes.
  • The final thing you can do is refine the details (trees etc.) so that they begin to feel more developed and realistic.

The materials you will need are:

  • Toned paper
  • Charcoal
  • White Chalk Pencil
  • Kneadable Eraser
  • Sanding Block
  • Sharpener
  • Drawing Board
  • Easel

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