Aug
4
2011

How to draw with Charcoal?

I sent Ethan to his Mandarin class today and went to work right after. For the very first time I have peace and quiet at my work place. I saw this sitting at the corner..

Charcoal sticks

I have never sketched using charcoal before but since I have all the time in the world today, I decided to try and came out with this..

Charcoal Zebra

Though I thought that the zebra is cute, but it did not seem ‘alive’. Of course the flaw here is though I was using charcoal, I sketched exactly like how I draw using a pencil hence the failure to get the desired effect.

I then googled for more info on drawing with charcoal and learnt something new:

* Take a piece of eraser and erase out the outline. That’s right, I will be drawing with an eraser which I did not do with the zebra earlier.

Now, I’m very keen to learn more on charcoal drawing as it is really fun! (not to mention MUCH easier if compared to a pencil!)

Pencil vs Charcoal

Of course the charcoal art looks better. It will be better once I’ve mastered the art of drawing with charcoal. Wish me luck! :D

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7 Comments + Add Comment

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    Me also never use before and charcoal seems better ! Thus, u gained some insights using charcoal for your crafts?

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    Interesting, where to get the charcoal stick?

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    charcoal? i use for BBQ only.. hehe.. :P

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    the zebra is cute, can draw 1 for me?

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    i was wondering how to use the charcoal to draw..

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    That's the zebra you saw on the wall at Bao Bei's? :P

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    That's a very cute zebra. never knew there are charcoal sticks for drawing purposes. All the best..in no time you will master it. It is already looking good now. Next time will be excellent!:)

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