This series of lessons will walk you through the complete process for drawing a portrait in charcoal and white chalk on toned paper.
The session will be refining the dark and mid halftones to find the smaller forms in the face.
- Begin by refining / sharpening up any detail elements using a sharp piece of charcoal and the kneadable eraser rolled up to a point.
- Then start working on the medium forms (cheeks, brows and noses etc.) .
- Add darker tones as the form turns away from the light (making sure not to go darker than the tones established for the shadows.
- You may need to do passes over larger areas (such as the whole cheek / side of face above).
- This will help maintain the overall sense of the larger forms (egg shape of the head for instance).
- Toned paper
- White Chalk Pencil
- Kneadable Eraser
- Sanding Block
- Drawing Board