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Charcoal Drawing Demo with Scott Hutchison

Drawing transparent objects sounds difficult, but Art League instructor Scott Hutchison demonstrates a simple approach in the video above. This drawing uses just charcoal, white conte, and an eraser. It’s all about paying attention to the values you see, the shapes of the highlights and shadows — and a few tricks.

This demo is from Hutchison’s Basic Drawing class at The Art League. Here are some examples of student work on toned paper:

Value studies of glass and drapery

 

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