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Lesson 2 - Three Dimensional Still Life Using Charcoal

still life charcoal drawing

©Copyright 2000 Teaching Treasures Publications Materials needed:
  • large box, small box, ball, cylinder (can)
  • lamp or spotlight
  • Willow charcoal
  • compressed charcoal
  • kneadable rubber
  • white conte crayon
  • any type paper A3
What to do:
  • Arrange boxes, ball and cylinder on a table.
  • Place the lamp so it lights up the items on one side only.
  • Cover the entire paper using Willow charcoal, rub it in.
  • Use heavy charcoal lines to create the darker outlines of the 3D shapes.
  • Use the kneadable rubber to create the lighter parts of the 3D shapes.
  • Draw the darkest parts using the compressed charcoal.
  • Use the white conte crayon to create the lightest parts of the 3D shapes... back


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