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Rendering Techniques | Part 5: Willow Charcoal with Chris Legaspi

Rendering Techniques | Part 5: Willow Charcoal
Explore New Materials for Sketching and Rendering Learn how to use willow charcoal sticks to make your figure drawings come to life!

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In this series, instructor Chris Legaspi will share with you various ways to render your drawings, using a variety of different materials. Chris uses his approachable, thorough teaching style to make the often-intimidating rendering stage accessible to artists of all levels. In this fifth lesson of the series, Chris will show you some simple rendering techniques using willow charcoal. Chris will demonstrate using photo reference of a reclining male, standing female, and a standing male– all of which you can find attached to this page.


  • Winsor & Newton Artists’ Willow Charcoal – Medium
  • Newsprint
  • Sandpaper
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Paper Stump
  • Paper Towels
Beginner / Intermediate

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