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.
We will be refining the midtone elements further in this session.
- Begin by working through the darker mid-tones in the drawing.
- Create a more gradual transition from the darks to the mid-tones and try to keep smoothing things out as you work.
- Then you can start to add lighter sections of branches and leaves in front of the lighter sky.
- Keep these sections fuzzr for the time being – we will be sharpening things later.
- Finally, you can use the eraser to remove sky-holes in the foliage. This is a quick way to make the transparency of the leaves more sophisticated.
The materials you will need are:
- Toned paper
- White Chalk Pencil
- Kneadable Eraser
- Sanding Block
- Drawing Board