A long-time favorite for sketching, charcoal is also a very expressive medium. This book teaches both the basic techniques of drawing and how to develop an "artist's eye" to see the essential elements and ignore the superfluous details. And because the projects advance from simple to complex, there is something for artists at every skill level.
- Find a list of the materials needed, from paper and charcoal to erasers and fixative
- Learn the langauge of charcoal: the textures, lines, strokes, and tones that turn shapes into forms and forms into compositions
- Develop a drawing from the beginning sketch to the final touches
- Follow along, step by step, to create renderings of birds and animals, landscapes, architecture, still lifes, faces and figures