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 adding white chalk highlights to the brightest parts of the drawing and doing a final pass over to correct edges and details.
- Begin this final session by using sharpened white chalk to add in highlights to the brightest parts of the face an props.
- I made the metallic rim of his glasses a very bright white and used a slightly less strong application of white to lighten the highlights on the front of the face.
- Then you can spend some time refining the forms in the face.
- Use a hard piece of finely pointed charcoal and your kneadable eraser to even out the patchier tones.
- You can also add some more subtle transitions and the smallest forms.
- These will be barely perceptible from farther away but they will lend the piece or more delicat quality.
- That’s it! Make sure you fix your drawing with fixative or hairspray to protect it.
- Toned paper
- White Chalk Pencil
- Kneadable Eraser
- Sanding Block
- Drawing Board