How to Use Charcoal for Beginners

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THE BASICS OF CHARCOAL

Charcoal is my favorite art medium to use because I love its diversity and simplicity. Just starting out in the art world? I can’t wait to show you the basics of charcoal!


CREATE A CHARCOAL TOOL CHART

Here are the tools and techniques covered in the video:

  1. Charcoal Pencil for details and different hues
  2. Stick Charcoal for covering large sections or shading
  3. Vine Charcoal for sketching
  4. Blending Tools for creating dimension
  5. Kneaded Eraser for highlights

Watch the video for directions and take a look at my sample:

SAMPLE PROJECTS

Here are a few sample charcoal drawings I displayed in the video using the techniques mentioned above:

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SAMPLE CHARCOAL PROJECTS



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Enjoy the video on using charcoal? Join my Art Tool Series below:

  1. Drawing Pencils
  2. Charcoal
  3. Watercolor
  4. More coming soon!

Thanks for watching and happy drawing!

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