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Drawing a Female Head with Charcoal Conté Crayon with Steve Huston

Drawing a Female Head with Charcoal Conté Crayon
Draw the Head in Charcoal! Steve Huston demonstrates a technique for drawing masterful portraits in charcoal

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Steve Huston
Drawing, Head / Portrait
Conté Crayon, Emery paper, Paper Stump, Paper towel, Pastel
2h 26m 48s

Steve Huston demonstrated his charcoal drawing technique on a female head. You will learn how his process applies to the forms of the head from the lay-in with a stump to the final finishing touches.


  • 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
  • Large, Soft Paintbrush
  • Strathmore Bristol Paper – Vellum

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