Lesson 1 – Drawing with Charcoal

Lesson 1 – Drawing with Charcoal

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Transitioning from Graphite Pencil to Charcoal

Writing Position

Drawing with a pencil is most familiar to us, as we have used pencils for writing,  doodling and solving mathematical equations most of our lives. We are accustomed to holding the pencil in a more diagonal “writing”  position (top photo left) and making  marks on paper by moving our thumbs and index  fingers.

However,  we may feel a bit awkward when holding the pencil or stick of charcoal in a…  more at:  http://www.etsy.com/listing/89558020/drawing-with-charcoal-art-lesson-1



6 Responses to “Lesson 1 – Drawing with Charcoal”

    • 2 caroltaylor
      July 7, 2009 at 12:49 pm

      Hello, Whilia,

      Thank you so much for your kind comment re: Lesson 1 – Drawing with Charcoal. Have you worked with charcoal since reading my lesson? I’m working on Lesson 2 so you’ll want to visit often. Also, if you’d like to see more of my charcoal drawings, please visit my web site at: http://www.caroltaylorblackandwhite.com

      All the best and keep drawing,

      Carol Taylor

  1. October 11, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Thank you very much, Gregory Smith!

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