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Charcoal Stumping

Charcoal Stumping
Contributed by- Jennifer Augustine , Kochi , India
Total views : 36299    23 . 10 . 2020

Charcoal pencils can be put to good use for creative painting.

See Jennifer Augustine our veteran crafts expert, playing with charcoal shading to create a unique effect. Watch video of Young Aleena explaining the know how to beginners!


Materials Required  Materials
  • Charcoal  Powder

  • Charcoal Pencil

  • Paper Stumps

  • Eraser

  • Newspaper Bits

  • Trace

  • Carbon

  • Hand made paper


Drawing the outline with the charcoal pencil

Select the design and trace it on the hand made paper. Now using the charcoal pencil draw the `outline of the traced picture to make it prominent.

Spreading with paper bits

Spread the charcoal powder on the design and rub it all over the design using paper stumps or newspaper bits. The charcoal powder gives a very dark appearance to the design. Now  decide on the darker and lighter portions of the design.

Applying Charcoal

On the darker portions rub some more charcoal powder and also  darken the outlines once more with the charcoal pencil.

Rubbing the lighter areas with an eraser

On the lighter portions of the design, use the eraser and erase slowly to one direction until you get the desired effect. the natural texture of the hand made paper complements the light and dark shading of the design.

Drawings of striped animals like tigers, Zebras etc will look good in this art.   


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