Charcoal Drawings

Here are some samples of students work in charcoal. They drew the forms they made out of clay. I teach an additive, subtractive method with vine charcoal. I have students tone the paper light gray and use a kneaded eraser to draw the highlights. The darks are drawn in last. The lesson is about learning to see the lights and darks that describe form, and understanding gray scale. Between white and black are a variety of grays that make up the gray scale.