Wednesday, 13 January 2010

44/100 - 13.01.2010

Statue of a firefighter. Charcoal and chalk on tinted paper.

Things I've learned so far about using charcoal:
You can cover a lot of paper in a short amount of time.
It's messy.
It's tricky not to smudge the parts that have already drawn.
The finished drawing needs to be sprayed with a fixitive or else the slightest touch could ruin it.
It's quite hard drawing with a burnt twig.
It scans well (a lot better than pencil or watercolour)
The blacks are really black.
It's fun.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Nick - Did you see my comments further down ? Just wondered about buying one of your pictures . . .

    DW @