In this lesson single portrait lesson, we will be exploring charcoal and the many different effects you can create using this beautiful medium. I will also walk you through how I create a portrait using a reference photo.
We will begin by using soft charcoal to establish the relationships between the features. We will move to the block in of the head, neck, and shoulders to develop the portrait further. I will share how I combine classical portrait techniques and more expressive techniques and marks to create a beautiful and soulful portrait.
Hand Toned Background
Block In The Portrait Looking Down
Finding Movement In the Hair
Creating Different Effects With Charcoal
Create Beautiful Texture & Lines With Soft Pastels & Conte Crayons