Charcoal Forms
Draw forms in pencil. #1: Circle
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#2: Cube (use one point perspective)
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#4: Cylinder
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Choose where your light source will be. Keep it consistent!
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Lightly sketch value with vine charcoal. Do dark edges first, then fade into lighter value.
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Blend the vine charcoal with a tissue/paper. Blend light to dark.
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Use an eraser to clean up the edges and the highlight. Reblend if needed.
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Use compressed charcoal on the darker areas and blend/erase.
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Add charcoal to all the forms. Vine first, then compressed. Blend and erase to keep the value clean and smooth.
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Work across your page left to right. (Opposite way if you’re left handed.) This helps avoid smudges!
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Keep the light source consistent for each form.
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