A year after beginning my first charcoal drawing, I’ve been inspired to write a series of articles on charcoal rendering for students who are looking for some concrete answers to help them get started.
Rendering is the second stage in the drawing process, after the block-in has been completed, during which the artist uses value to describe form. Creating a finely rendered drawing in charcoal requires high quality materials and finely honed technique.
This series of articles will discuss the materials involved in the charcoal rendering process. Technique will be discussed in a separate series.