Tip File: Achieving a Polished Finish With Charcoal

The following is an excerpt from the July/August 2008 issue of The Artist’s Magazine, from an article titled “Toward a Flawless Finish” by Anthony Waichulis.

Achieving a Polished Finish With Charcoal

• Choose the tools that will deliver your desired finish.

• Start with the softest grade and lightest touch.

• Anticipate light by preparing dark for clean gradations.

• Change your stroke direction frequently.

• Experiment with various blending tools.

To read the entire article for more about these five essential rules, click here and order The Artist’s Magazine’s 2008 Annual CD.

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