I start my students out with charcoal. This year we toned paper with powered charcoal and did a reductive study. Using the kneaded eraser as a drawing tool. Later I should them that this simple gray tone study could be gone back into with a touch of added color.
Most of the students used the same image from their charcoal study to created a full color painting in pastel. Can you believe these are student works? I will post a few here and create an album on FaceBook to show the range of work created in one week.
My demo piece has not yet been unpacked. I will finish it this week and plan to post it next week. Until then enjoy my students creations.
|Charcoal - Julia Girard|
|Charcoal - Heather Gibson|
|Charcoal study - Dottie Troxler|
|Dottie Troxler - pastel|
|Bonnie Kauffman - charcoal with a touch of red|