Simplify The Composition Sketch - Chunky Charcoal

Robert Joyner, Strive To Become An Artist - Not A Painter

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2 Videos (11m)
    • Part 1

    • Part 2


About This Class

In this class I will share a technique for using chunky charcoal to simplify the composition sketch. Often I find artists get overwhelmed with details when approaching composition drawings. By using chunky charcoal it will help eliminate details and focus on what's important - finding the darks & positioning focal point.

Who is this class for?

Anyone that wants to add another tool to their creative arsenal.

8 of 8 students recommendSee All

I loved this! So cool the way a few charcoal strokes can bring an image to life. Can't wait to try my hand at this, although I know it won't look anything near as good as Robert's drawing. Well done! : )
such great information, Thank you!





Robert Joyner

Strive To Become An Artist - Not A Painter

Full time paintslinger from Richmond, Virginia specializing in acrylic & mixed media paintings. Best known for my signature loose brushwork and carefree approach to creating abstract style artwork.

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  • Official Artist 2012 Kentucky Derby
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