After our quick warm-up sketches, we were ready to draw from still life objects. I chose a table with bottles. Anna had some paper choices available. I selected a piece of charcoal paper. It had an interesting texture or tooth to it.
Here’s my drawing from class:
Can you see the paper’s texture or tooth in my drawing? Look at the bottles and the lines. In this drawing, I used a combination of vine and compressed charcoal. I used my finger and blended areas to give a softer look. The vine charcoal does a better job at blending. I need to figure out how to blend the compressed charcoal better. For now, this new art medium is a work in progress.
I have to say that I had a fun first night in class. It was quite messy, but I learned a new technique in charcoal drawing. Looking forward to what tomorrow night will bring.
Paper used: Strathmore (300 series) Charcoal paper (laid)
My take away from class: to be bold with charcoal and to use compressed charcoal more.