Drawing Together Episode 44: Not Mesa-ing Around

Drawing Together Episode 44: Not Mesa-ing Around

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

This is a beautiful and unique scene! There are many challenges we will be tackling here, including: Drawing light and shadow, Managing detail in a complex scene, and ensuring we maintain accurate proportions. Follow along using this reference image: https://bit.ly/3gD2Nek

We want to see your drawings! Share your finished pieces and any tips with us below in the comments section.

Today, I’m working with:

  •  Hahnemuehle Cotton Rag Drawing Paper
  • Charcoal Pencil (4B or 6B)
  • Vine or Willow Charcoal
  • Kneaded and Rubber Erasers

In this session, we’ll cover:

  • Drawing Rocks
  • Drawing Brick Buildings
  • Drawing techniques for texture
  • Realistic shading techniques


Upload a picture of your drawing in the comments below.

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  1. Wow… I think this was the most difficult one in the series for me this far! I kept repeatedly getting lost in the architecture trying to figure out what I was seeing and where I was. I think I tried to render too much detail and it made it worse, and my proportions and scale became completely off ! This took me several sessions to complete . What a challenge! I really tried….

  2. Now that was a workout… finally got the time to give it a whirl. I found if I wipe with paper towel instead of my hand I dont get one huge smudge.
    Thanks again for yet another fun/ challenging Drawing Together.

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