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Tips For Using Charcoal


Tips For Using Charcoal

Enjoy a free lesson that will demonstrate tips for using charcoal. Included is a short video and demonstration on how to effectively create dynamic artwork by simply unstinting edges. How you interpret edges has a huge impact on the outcome of your work. Art instructor Robert Joyner shares his thoughts and illustrates the difference between curved/soft and hard/angled edges.

Have a look at the image below to see for yourself how the angled edges have a much stronger impact.

Tips For Using Charcoal

Give It A Try

Next time you start drawing or sketching try to apply this technique by simply converting the curves into angles. This technique can certainly apply to painting as well but I always recommend artists break things down to it's simplest form for easy learning. Thanks for having a look and hope you enjoyed the tip.