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.
In this final session, we will be using hard charcoal and white chalk to finish off the piece and enhance the luminosity in the scene.
- Use a hard piece of charcoal to add the finest branches and suggestions of leaves.
- It will need to be kept sharp enough that these fine lines and transitions are possible.
- You can also use the kneadable eraser rolled to a fine point to remove fine highlights on the branches and create better sense of separation between the foreground and background elements.
- Finally, you can use a sharpened white pencil to add in the brightest glows within the sky.
- This should create a better sense of atmosphere and luminosity.
The materials you will need are:
- Toned paper
- White Chalk Pencil
- Kneadable Eraser
- Sanding Block
- Drawing Board