Drawing Together Episode 93: Country Road

this episode is Part of the Drawing Together live video series – learn more here

Today’s drawing is that of a country road with a large, overhanging tree. Follow along using this reference image: Reference Image

Today, I’m working with:

  • Charcoal Drawing Paper
  • Charcoal Pencils (2B, 4B)
  • Vine Charcoal
  • Kneaded and Rubber Erasers
  • Blending Stumps

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29 comments on “Drawing Together Episode 93: Country Road

  1. KAREN says:

    Now, after a few drawings where we have drawn clouds, I can’t help but looks a clouds in nature without seeing the details of the lights, darks, and edges 🙂

  2. Ashley Milligan says:

    It was great subject to get my charcoals back out and my drawing brain. This past semester I took two painting classes, so trying to join a live or even draw with the video was a struggle, so I took a break. I really enjoyed this one and realized that my approach to drawing has changed. I found myself trying to perfect the sky and spent most of my time working on it. But in the end decided to just leave it be.

  3. Alicia G Davis says:

    Great lesson for observing shadow and light. I think I used watercolor paper, but can’t wait to see how the charcoal will work on the Rives BFK.

  4. kon_tiki25 says:

    Thank you Scott for selecting such a wonderful subject! It brought memories from traveling through Poland. Experimented with the sky, using powder like charcoal pencil’s shavings, spread with tissue paper. Did not work too well; powder got pressed too much into grooves of the paper, and it was hard to create white clouds. I will darken some portion of the sky after a few days. Anyway, I am posting it now. I love drawing with charcoal! 11.5×15.5, Strathmore, 500 series, 100% cotton, laid finish charcoal paper.

  5. Claude Bélisle says:

    Thank you again Scott. Great fun. Used the Clairefontaine multi-techniques 115 lb 5.8 x 8.3 in paper. It has a nice texture, and did release the vine charcoal a lot more than previous papers used, so was glad I experimented with it, as was not happy with previous results using charcoal. As you say, this is a learning process, and I have more appreciation for vine charcoal after today. Many thanks… see you next week!