I hope you will enjoy doing this study with me. Don't be intimidated, we'll take it easy and achieving likeness is not our goal. I will guide you all the way, starting by laying a foundation in a surprising and very direct manner. You got this <3


All you need is:

  • Charcoal powder (I will explain how you can make it yourself)
  • Compressed charcoal (it works best but you van certainly do the exercise if you only have willow or vine)
  • Paper (something with a bit of grit for the chacoal to hang on to. Newsprint is a very affordable option which works well)
  • An eraser
  • Fixative spray to preserve your portrait after the lesson (If you only have hairspray at hand, that will work)
  • Love 😉