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Transcript of Charcoal Reductions
Create a strong
composition utilizing an applied charcoal
Learn how to use charcoal!
Lifting values and creating
Creating Your Still Life
A key feature of still life artwork is the degree of control that the artist can exercise over the work. The elements that make up a still life can be
by the artist at will; the lighting can be redirected. Cough,
edit the photo you choose
Charcoal comes in two main forms,
Soft, medium, and hard weights.
Compressed vs. Vine
Compressed charcoal is charcoal powder mixed with a
and then compressed into round or square sticks. The amount of binder added determines the "
" of the charcoal. Ex. your charcoal pencil!
Vine charcoal is created by
slow burning sticks of wood.
We are going to use
vine charcoal for your projects.
Why Vine Charcoal?
charcoal is easier to apply evenly onto the surface of your paper since it's not
. It doesn't take much pressure or force to make a mark, and because of this, it is much easier to
than medium or hard types of charcoal.
A still life painting or photograph is the study of
These objects are typically those of "
" natural or man made objects such as fruit, dishes, cups, and plants.
1. Sketch your composition, check with Ms. Haag for approval.
2. Ms. Haag will set up yellow table for demo to apply charcoal ground.
3. Begin erasing and experiment with different erasers! Pay attention to your
changes as they progress into shadows and dark values.
You will be graded on your composition,
, illustration and
FYI- Compositions must take up