Charcoal Drawing

Charcoal Drawing

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Charcoal Drawing by Ken Goldman


Charcoal is the quintessential favorite for sketching. It's an infinitely expressive medium with its own language, one that comprises textures, lines, strokes, and tones. Charcoal Drawing provides comprehensive instructions for basic techniques as well as complex renderings. You will learn how to use charcoal, paper, erasers, and fixative to create a variety of subjectsùfrom landscapes and still lifes to faces, figures, and more. And whether you are an experienced artist or just a beginner, the step-by-step drawing exercises will be of great value to you. You'll be amazed at what you can create with this deceptively simple medium.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560101499
Publisher: Foster, Walter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/1996
Series: Artist's Library Series Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author


Ken Goldman teaches portrait, figure, and landscape painting at the Athenaeum School of Fine Art in La Jolla, California. He studied figure drawing and painting at the New York Studio School, National Academy of Design, and Art Students League in New York; portraiture and figure drawing with Vern Wilson of the Los Angeles Art Center; and watercolor painting with Liane Collot D'Herbois in Europe. Ken's art has been exhibited extensively and appeared in numerous magazines.

Table of Contents

Introduction3
Materials4
Basic Hand Positions5
Textures, Lines, Strokes, and Tones6
The Value Scale7
Low and High Contrast in Value8
Lost and Found Edges9
Perspective: Cylinders10
Perspective: Cubes and Rectangles11
Turning Shapes into Forms12
Organizing Forms into Compositions13
Drawing with an Eraser14
Stages of a Drawing15
Flowers and Minerals16
Iris18
Common Sunflower20
Egret22
Eagle Head24
Rhinoceros26
Animal Portrait28
Landscape: Three Techniques30
Landscape: Sedona Spires32
Architecture: Presidio34
Still Life: Lower Eye Level36
Still Life: Higher Eye Level38
Portraiture and Figure Drawing42
Anatomy for Portraiture43
How To Copy the Masters44
A Portrait on Toned Paper46
Sketching48
A Portrait on White Paper49
Figures50
Massing Forms51
Figures: Warm-Ups52
Figures: Rhythm in Line and Tone53
A 6-Hour Pose on Large Paper54
Foreshortening58
Solidity60
Less Is More: The Art of Selective Erasing61
Semiabstractions62
Final Thoughts64

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