Linear Shading Techniques Using Willow Charcoal
1 - 6 Show a series of techniques on how to build up crosshatching to create shading, and in turn, these techniques are used to create the illusion of form.
1/ Diagonal parallel lines created by using the side of the charcoal. See holding the charcoal.
2/ Diagonal lines in parallel directions. One set in one direction and the other set layered over the top going in the other direction.
3/ Vertical parallel lines.
4/ Vertical parallel lines over layered by horizontal parallel lines.
5/ Section 2 over-layered by section 3 shows a build up of tone.
6/ Section 2 over-layered with section 4 creates a much darker controlled tone.
7 - 8 this is called bracelet shading and is used to create the illusion of form.
7/ Bracelet shading to give the illusion of a sphere.
8/ Crosshatch bracelet shading - this type of shading was used by many artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo to draw the human from.
- Keep practising these techniques - they are a vital component of many charcoal compositions.
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