Charcoal Drawing: Quick & Easy Tips for Beginners

September 9,2021
Kids Education, Online Art Classes

Have you and your child always been fascinated by charcoal drawings? Then there’s no need to look any further because we’ve got just the thing for you. We’ve compiled a few tips and tricks to make charcoal drawing quick and easy.

What is Charcoal Drawing?

Charcoal Pencils were also known as Compressed Charcoal. 

Teaching charcoal drawing at home is a simple way of adding a little more art and fun into your children’s lives. Charcoal drawing is an amazing art style that uses burnt or charred wood for sketches of finished drawings.

We recommend using charcoal pencils because it’s best for shading, you can use them as regular pencils. When working on your artwork, you can also add other details or value to it.

You can create more detailed and solid drawings, and it’s much better in creating a simpler and cleaner learning environment.

Charcoal Drawing
Charcoal Drawing

What do I Need for Charcoal Drawing?

Tip: We recommend using a fixative spray to preserve the drawings and keep them from smudging.

Charcoal Drawing for Kids

The first thing you want to do is to lay a tablecloth, preferably plastic, to catch any charcoal dust for easier cleanup. After that, you can set aside wet wipes for your kids. Sometimes they may want to clean their hands from time to time.

The best thing you can do is to draw a simple landscape drawing by looking outside your window. 

Charcoal Drawing – Landscape Scenery by: Nimmy Melvin

Make sure to guide them into it as well as letting them experiment. Don’t forget to remind them about the charcoal on their hands and fingers otherwise it might smear their drawings.

Most important of all, Have fun! 

Nimmy Melvin, the award-winning visual artist, envisions nature, the surroundings, and every object around through a different perspective. An expert in the usage of different mediums of painting, including acrylic, oil painting, watercolor, and oil pastels, she has the knack to inculcate knowledge in kids.

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