Drawing Together Episode 29: Flower Power

Drawing Together Episode 29: Flower Power

this episode is Part of the Drawing Together live video series – learn more here


I’ve had more than one request to demonstrate another flower drawing so I thought this would be a good opportunity to try drawing a sunflower! Follow along using this reference image: https://bit.ly/3d5eZmz

Today, I’m working with:

  • Hahnemuhle Cotton Rag Paper
  • Vine Charcoal
  • Charcoal Pencils
  • Kneaded and Rubber Erasers

In this session, we’ll cover:

  • Drawing a Sunflower
  • Realistic drawing techniques for Charcoal
  • Negative Drawing Techniques
  • Shading Techniques
  • Managing detail


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  1. Had a hard time getting used to vine charcoal. I would wipe it too much and totally loose the image. Happy with the petals on the left side, more than the right

  2. First time using charcoal in many years because of your motivation and inspiration! I used what I had at the moment Strathmore Multi Media. These live streams are so much fun. Thank you so very much!

  3. I tried a regular drawing paper for this one and liked how the charcoal behaved better than normal. I DID note that it didn’t want to lay down on each other(pressed over vine) very well, but I liked it better than mixed media paper. I’m pretty happy with mine except once I stepped back after class I realized I’d drawn a little face into my center. HAHAHA! I LOVE starting with a fresh sheet of paper and drawing with Scott. I think it’s a great exercise.

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