Composition Charcoal Sketch - Merging Photographs

 
 

Composition Charcoal Sketch - Merging Photographs

In this lesson I will breakdown tips for merging photographs to create a composition charcoal sketch. It's a lot of fun, and very creative, to merge photos so I hope these video demonstrations get you inspired to give it a try.

Below is a breakdown of the videos with text and images.

Video One

In this video I will cover the materials & image I'm using for this drawing demonstration. You can see the list & image below.

Materials

  • 90 lb. drawing paper
  • Compressed charcoal

Video Two

In this video you will learn more about how I work with images. Some of the points I cover are:

  • Use the drawing device to find your angles by holding it up to the image and tilting it up, or down accordingly.
  • By using the device you can quickly & easily layout the basic shapes and perspective angles.
  • I work quickly so that I don't get caught up in details.
  • The idea is to rough in the composition - not draw an exact representation of the image.
  • Images tend to need tweaking in order to make them more interesting - I never paint an image as it is since it always needs some additions & subtractions.

Inspiration Images

Inspiration Image #1

Inspiration Image #1

Inspiration Image #2

Inspiration Image #2

Composition Charcoal Sketch - Merging Photographs