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Drawing a Female Figure Using Charcoal and Conté Crayon with Steve Huston

Drawing a Female Figure Using Charcoal and Conté Crayon
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Steve Huston
Drawing, Figure
Conté Crayon, Emery paper, Kneaded Eraser, Paper Stump, Paper towel, Pastel
2h 29m 37s

World-renowned painter Steve Huston draws a back view of a female figure using charcoal, conté crayon, blending tools, and erasers. Steve will take you through each step of his process, from a light lay-in using a stump loaded with charcoal powder to resolving all major forms of the figure in full value range.


  • Conté Crayon –  Black
  • Alphacolor Char-Kole Square
  • Alphacolor Soft Pastel – White
  • Blending Stumps
  • Sandpaper or Emery Paper
  • Electric Eraser
  • Plastic Eraser
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Cut Paper Scraps
  • Paper Towel
  • Strathmore Bristol Paper – Vellum

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