Improve your drawing skills with some hany tips and techniques to try. Artist Louise Bradley demonstrates great range of drawing techniques with charcoal, wax crayon, rubbers and textured paper. The large scale group work is ambitious but very effective.
A summary of the various techniques explored in the workshop.
An overview of what is covered in this workshop
Wax resist drawing using crayons without looking down at the paper.
Drawing wth a wax candle
This group were asked to draw without looking
at the paper
Making fast, flowing, large drawings using a brush and dilute black paint.
Drawing with a brush
Drawing quickly with a brush
Producing a range of tones from charcoal, using different pressures and smudging.
Drawing tone with charcoal
Still life drawing with charcoal
Observing and drawing shadows using charcoal.
More charcoal work on shadows and highlights
Drawing negative space.
Drawing negative space
Exercise to make you think differently about space
Group part one
A large-scale group drawing, part one.
Large group drawing workshop part one
Working big with charcoal
Group part two
The group drawing - pupils' reflections.
Large group drawing workshop part two
Timelapse of the work
A teacher considers the benefits of the workshop.
Feedback on the activity, from a teacher.