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.
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