Drawing Pine Trees in Charcoal

This post was written by admin on September 21, 2013
Posted Under: free art tutorials,ArtGraphicA News

charcoal tree, free art lessonArtGraphica has been a champion of charcoal in its use for drawing for many years. Its speed, tone, and malleability are hard to rival. Even the hardest up of artists (and as we all know artists are generally pretty skint!) can usually afford to purchase a few sticks, or failing that you can always go out into nature and make your own charcoal.

The various shapes and sizes of charcoal allow the artist to hold the sticks in various positions to create different textures, lines and tones. It is in this spirit that artist Martin Stankewitz goes outdoors, and demonstrates how to draw trees in a very simplified manner, using the edge of the charcoal to mass in larger areas of tone on grained paper. The texture of the paper is adapted to work as the bark and leaves of the tree, not only creating a lot more interest to the work, but also speeding up the process of capturing the spirit of the moment.

Illustrated with videos, this two part lesson is available free on the website. If you wish to learn how to draw and sketch trees in nature, using a product made directly from trees, then please check out the online tutorial: DRAWING TREES.

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