For the Beginner

Saturday, March 21, 2009

We had a great question posted on our Facebook page, I thought I would post the answer here as well.

Michael asked: What materials would be suggested to bring for a first timer?

Great question Michael, I would suggest getting a large newsprint pad for the quick sketches. You can either use vine charcoal or a china marker (wax pencil) for the first hour of the session.

For the long pose you can choose to use a new medium but if you want to stick with some of the more traditional methods for beginners I would get some nicer charcoal paper sheets and continue to draw in charcoal.

You will also need a sandpaper pad, a kneaded eraser, and a chamois cloth. Most art store will have a "beginner set" of equipment that will probably have all the items you need except the charcoal. For the charcoal, you would want a few sticks of the hard, medium and soft. Don't for get a little box to keep everything in. All of this should be about $20 or less.

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