- 65 Videos
- 6 Texts
- 28 PDFs
- 25.0 hrs
This complete charcoal drawing course provides you with the 12 powerful but easy to learn techniques you need to create realistic drawings in charcoal, taking you from your first tentative fine lines in charcoal right through to creating your own fully rendered confident self portrait.
The course starts with the basic fundamental techniques and builds step-by-step towards your final portrait project. Once you have mastered the quick and easy techniques in this course you will be able to combine them to create a wide range of textures and draw all kinds of things.
This course contains a complete downloadable copy of Cindy Widers '12 Charcoal Techniques' book which contains the reference images used in the exercises. Step-by-step videos support the content of the book. Alternatively you can read and download the relevant individual parts of the book then watch the step by step videos as you progress through the course.
To complete the course you will need some basic charcoal drawing supplies which are described in the course materials and are readily available from art shops or from online art stores. A printer is also useful to print the course pdfs containing step-by-step instructions and reference photos from which you will be measuring.
The course is conveniently divided into five separate weeks of study. Students generally take around 20 to 25 hours to complete the course so you can complete it with approximately 5 hours study per week (of course you can go faster or slower if you want).
Cindy is a professional artist, author and art instructor with over 20 years of experience of sharing her passion for art with her students. As one of the internet’s most experienced instructors teaching on-line since 2008 she is the co-founder of DrawPj.com along with her husband and fellow artist Stuart Wider. Her unique method of teaching students how to draw is known as ‘The Cindy Wider Method’.