Charcoal is a difficult beast to tame
1. What is charcoal?
2. Charcoal is dark enough
Charcoal is a lot darker than graphite. Charcoal will get us much closer to those realistic rich black shadows. But once we’ve tasted such darkness, it seems it never gets dark enough. Let your eyes look into its profundities. It will always come out as a untruthful shade of dark grey. But if it were rich enough, would it still even exist?
3. Shaping charcoal
4. Choose your paper carefully when it comes to charcoal
5. Charcoal and light gradations
6. The dream of sharpening charcoal
Pencil sharpeners are charcoal black holes. They irremediably break and eat pencils. They finish by eating themselves, your hand and you entirely.