Drawing a Moody Chalk + Charcoal Landscape – Part 3

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