Have you ever used a charcoal pencil?

You will need:
  • Charcoal pencil
  • Coloured paper
  • White chalk
This is a charcoal pencil - it's just like a stick of charcoal, but it doesn't snap as easily, and you won't get your fingers dirty!
Draw with it as you would a pencil.

It makes thick marks.
It smudges easily, so be careful...
...the good thing about charcoal is it gives an atmospheric effect to sketches.
When the pencil wears down, just sharpen it like you would an ordinary pencil.
You can use your finger to smudge the charcoal to create shading.
Now Neil's picking out some highlights on his picture of horses with the tip of a white chalk...
...followed by dots around the feet.

It looks like the horses are charging through the water!
Here you can see he's using the sharp edge of the chalk to represent spray on the picture
And the chalk on its side is great for creating the surface of the water!
A hazy moon and its reflection completes the picture!

Try it yourself!

The Media Merchants Television Company Limited 2004
A HIT Entertainment Company

Privacy Policy
Terms and Conditions