Friday, December 15, 2017

Step by step, A charcoal drawing of a landscape by Manju Panchal


"To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong." Joseph Chilton Pearce

Zero Point, ( 15,300 ft ) also known as Yume Samdong, is a small
mountain village in North Sikkim. It is about 118 kms away
 from Lachung. Most tourists spend a night at Lachung
before proceeding to Zero point in the morning. Zero point
 offers stunning views of snow clad mountains
 and soaring coniferous trees.

The charcoal drawing as below is a scene that we came across
while we were travelling towards Zero point during
early morning hours.

                         
A charcoal drawing of a scene from Zero Point, North Sikkim. By Manju Panchal

At Zero Point
Charcoal drawing on Cartridge paper
Size 6"X 8" 

I decided to photograph the drawing in stages so that the viewers
 can see the simple techniques that I have followed
 in order to complete this artwork.

Step by step charcoal drawing using willow charcoal

Step 1. Created a faint outline and then used willow charcoal
for the background mountains.

Step by step charcoal drawing using willow charcoal

Step 2. Additional strokes using willow charcoal to block in
 the darker values in the foreground.

Step by step charcoal drawing using willow charcoal

Step 3. Lifted out clouds in the distance using kneaded eraser
and used charcoal pencil in the foreground to
to create the coniferous trees and foliage.

In the final steps I added details where ever necessary.  

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