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
- White Chalk Pencil
- Kneadable Eraser
- Sanding Block
- Drawing Board