Have students set up the still life then begin to prepare the white paper for use.
1. Draw a 1" (2.5 cm) border around the 18x 24 (46 x 61 cm) white paper using a pencil and ruler.
2. Within this defined rectangle cover the paper with a base of white chalk. Use short even strokes. Apply another layer of chalk at 180° to the first layer. [NOTE: It's possible that the submitter intended to say 90° because 180° would simply be in the opposite direction]
3. A layer of compressed charcoal should be added to the two layers of white chalk. Continue to add the charcoal to the surface until velvet softness is evident.
4. Store the paper in newspaper folders.
Days Three to Six
1. Draw a 1" border around the 18x 24 (46 x 61 cm) newsprint paper using a pencil
2. Using a pencil, students should draw the still life. (Five to six elements
of the still life work well.)
3. Tape the drawing to a window - drawing facing to outside. Trace the
contour drawing on to the back of the newsprint using the white charcoal.
4. Place the drawing chalk side down on to the surface of charcoal on the white
piece of paper.
5. Trace the pencil contour. The chalk will transfer to the charcoal surface.
6. Using an assortment of erasers students can begin to draw the still life.
Turn off all lights in the room except for the spotlight.
Drawings can be stored in folders made from newspapers.
Charcoal Drawing - Learn the language of charcoal: the textures, lines, strokes, and tones that turn shapes into forms and forms into compositions. Develop a drawing from the beginning sketch to the final touches.
Life Drawing in Charcoal - Note: This book contains nu_dity. We advice caution with students. This book contains the Innovative method of drawing by tonal masses. Step-by-step demonstrations, with over 200 illustrations, cover foreshortening, drawing the face, and other aspects.