Art Project #80- Charcoal Drawings

I realized the other week that I had never introduced my boys to using charcoal for drawing!  I thought they might enjoy learning about this new medium.

In searching for some easy charcoal drawing ideas I found this easy to follow YouTube video that I figured we could use together. Often I teach the boys by drawing or painting my design first and having them mimic me.  I really liked the idea of having them listen and follow someone else's instructions for once.

It was such a fun addition to our 100 Days of Art Challenge.

We started by sketching a rough outline of where we wanted our mountains. 

We Then started adding some shading.

The boys experimented with using different blending tools and their fingers.

Our other art projects:
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 13: Water gun art
Project 14: Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouettes 
Project 16: Painting pet rocks 
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist
Project 18: Water bottle windsock
Project 20: Tin can windsock 
Project 21: Firework glue art
Project 22: Qixel art kit
Project 26: Spray Painted Canvas
Project 28: Tin Foil Art
Project 29: Oil Pastel Bubbles 
Project 32: Drip Painted Pots
Project 33: Sun Art 
Project 36: Art Museum field trip. 
Project 39: Painting Pikachu 
Project 40: How to Draw Books
Project 42: Splatter Paint Canvas
Project 46: Tissue Paper Leaf Art
Project 50: Drawing Cat Faces 
Project 51: Making Homemade cards
Project 53: 3-D printing 
Project 54: Gingerbread Train
Project 57: Candy trees 


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    1. It was... but we discovered we really need more charcoal since we all kept sharing one or two tiny little sticks.

  2. Oh the drawings look great! Thanks for sharing with us at #OvertheMoon Link party. have a great day!

  3. So neat, all the different looks you can get by blending with different tools. :-)

    1. It really is. I forgot how much I enjoyed drawing with charcoal.. though I think I'll save our next charcoal drawing for outside work this summer since it was quite messy!


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