Friday, 29 August 2014

One of my drawing process' - Tutorial.

Drawings can be made using hundreds of different styles and techniques. One of my favourite approaches to creating new art work can be done in very few steps, all you need to create this piece is some charcoal dust and a fairly large brush so you can give your paper a light grey overlay, a few shades of pencils to give your drawing a good tonal range, an eraser to create some depth in your drawing and something to blend your pencil shading with, i.e a blending stump or some tissue.


The first step is very simple, all I have done to create this effect is lightly sprinkle some charcoal dust over my paper. - you can buy charcoal already crushed like this or as charcoal sticks. I just do it myself with a sharpener and a hard blunt object to make it as fine as possible, the finer the charcoal is the better it lays on the paper.
Once the charcoal is on the paper, very lightly dust it around in strokes or in a circular motion to spread it out as evenly as you need it. Remove the remaining dust and keep it for another time. Then you are ready to move on to the next step.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

My first blog.

As you can see this is my first blog, this is not going to be anything like my blogs to come. If you haven't read my 'About' page you will probably like to know I will be using this blog for tutorials on various types of artistic mediums - Graphite pencils, charcoal, fine liners and scratch boards.

I won't keep this post too long, I would just like to know what you will be interested in seeing on my blog, tutorial wise. If you have any problems with your art work that you might need some tips on, you can ask me on here or through my Instagram page - I will try my best to make a simple, intermediate or advanced tutorial on how to do so.

 Top left - Graphite pencils. | Top right - Fine liner.
Bottom left - Scratch board. | Bottom right - Charcoal.

The images above are just a few pieces I have created myself using a rage of mediums I will be teaching.

I will be uploading as much as I can on a regular bases, anywhere between one and two times a week.
Thank you very much for reading, I hope I can help!