Saturday, 7 January 2017

Step by Step - Charcoal demo of a landscape during an art workshop

 "I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do." Leonardo Da Vinci

During one of my "Two days Charcoal workshop" I created a 12" X 16" quick charcoal sketching on cartridge paper. The reference photograph has been taken from"Geotripper" with prior permission from Garry Hayes ( Geologist ). I love the blog as it has some of the most inspiring photographs of nature and the posts are very very informative.

Charcoal landscape drawing
Demo work on cartridge sheet
Size 12" X 16"

Step 1
Using willow charcoal, blocked in the major shapes.
The sky was kept very light using my blending tool ( Cloth )

Step 2
Blending the willow charcoal
and adding strokes using pencil to show crevices.
Foliage was created using willow charcoal
and pencils.

This kind of a demo takes about forty to forty five minutes. The time is not enough to do the details but the demo helps in understanding the steps involved in creating a charcoal landscape painting and the techniques involved in creating it.

CLICK HERE to read through another post in which I posted about my step by step creating of charcoal art in my sketch book.

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  1. Your Tree and mountain study is great.

    1. Thank you Mr Bose. I am glad you liked it. I love to draw and paint scenes inspired by nature. That requires a systematic study approach as there is so much to learn and paint.