- paper - if you always use A4 then try A3
- charcoal sticks - they come in different sizes - you can't do small detailed pictures with a piece of charred wood!
- something to draw; preferably (but not essential) something bigger than the paper you are going to drawn on.
Often students are not keen on using charcoal because they see it as 'messy', but once they've tried it and see the expressive marks made possible using this medium they become hooked. Once finished the drawing can be fixed using a quick spritz of hairspray.
*this is a piece of paper used to capture all the drips and dribbles when you are painting pages etc. Often, they become mini works of art in their own right- try it!
You can see lots of examples of charcoal sketches from our present Inspiration to Stitch students over on our Instagram Account: InStitches 2013 or follow the link: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp7WrEBHjBE/ and don't forget, while you are there be sure to 'follow' us to see regular updates!
Hazel & Terry