How to draw… with charcoal

How to draw with charcoal Children s books The Guardian

A great overview in The Guardian of how illustrator PJ Lynch works in charcoals. Made me want to give it a go.

From smudging techniques to dramatic use of white chalk, Irish illustrator PJ Lynch has some useful tips on how to make great drawings using charcoal

See the full tutorial here – it’s not exhaustive by any means, but it gives you an idea. I’d never come across the tip to start on grey. Why did no one ever tell me that?

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