Charcoal Penguins




These little penguins are a great lesson in values & using charcoal…

1/2 sheet of white drawing paper, charcoal pencils or compressed charcoal sticks

Start off drawing step by step the simple shapes for the penguin. Working from the large body shapes to the details. Once the drawing is complete, draw in an iceberg and the background.
I discussed Values, shading in lightly and dark shading. Step by step shade in one part at a time so they do not get lost along the way. The wings, beak, feet shade in dark. The body, medIum. The hills in the horizon can be medium as well. When we get to the ridge around the iceberg and the water we discuss creating texture with the charcoal. Vertical small lines for the ridge around the iceberg and light horizontal texture for the water.

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