Have you ever used a charcoal pencil?
You will need:
|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!