Charcoal & Graphite - Shading Techniques

Emmy Kalia, Pencil Artist

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7 Videos (28m)
    • Intro

    • Materials

    • Sphere Charcoal Shading

    • Sphere Charcoal Shadows

    • Sphere Graphite Shading

    • Sphere Graphite Shading

    • Final thought

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About This Class

If you want to draw more realistic you will need to be able to create a smooth gradient and smooth transitions. The best way to practice this is by drawing spheres.

This class is perfect for beginners or anyone who would like to improve their shading techniques.

In this class you will learn everything about drawing a sphere with charcoal or graphite pencils and how to make a flat circle look round. I will show you which materials I use, how to build up the layers gradually and how to create a smooth transition with blending. 
First with a charcoal pencil and then with graphite pencils.

At the end of this class you will have a better understanding of shading with charcoal and graphite pencils. 

So grab your paper and pencils and let’s start practicing! Don't forget to share your work in progress and final drawings in the project gallery for feedback.

♡ Emmy Kalia

22 of 23 students recommendSee All

Went to see your web page, your works and how you have learned by self study really encourages me!
Jarmo Tikka

Teacher, Designer, Carpenter, Artist

this is good class i love it so much thanks for the class
Emmy is great at showing you how to blend your shadows together smoothly giving that realistic affect. If your drawings look flat, I recommend this class to create depth.





Emmy Kalia

Pencil Artist

Creating is my passion and I'm happy to share it with you!

I believe when it comes to drawing, it's not all about talent, it's about having the motivation to become better. I have learned so much through practice alone. If I can do it, you can do it!

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