Coming this week! A drawing demo from start to finish of how to draw with cross-hatching using charcoal. We’ll cover topics like how to pose and light the model, create compositions through thumbnail sketches, cross-hatching techniques, specific charcoal tools, and more.
My partner Thomas Lerra and I were really excited about this demo, despite the fact that the shoot was extremely challenging and we both probably lost a year of our lives that day. We shot the demo using 3 iPhones, which allowed for three different points of view on the demo, as you can see in the photo below.
We had no cameraman: just us, Art Prof Intern Olivia Hunter as the production assistant, and Marianna our artist model. The shoot was very challenging, but we saw this experience as a blessing in disguise. Afterwards, we both realized in retrospect that although the shoot itself was tough, we realized that our gigantic experiment had opened up ways that we could potentially stretch our budget further and still produce high quality content.