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Charcoal Portrait Drawing

Learn traditional techniques for using charcoal to make a portrait drawing.

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charcoal portrait drawing

Image: Michael Werboff (American, born Russian, 1896—1986), Portrait of Marassato Antonin, Venetian Fisherman, 1950, chalk pastels on paper mounted on card. Gift of Mrs. Eunice Howard Dane. 1951.6

Required Materials

  • 11 x 14” drawing paper
  • spray fixative
  • soft vine charcoal
  • charcoal pencil
  • kneaded eraser
  • vinyl eraser
  • mirror
  • ruler

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