Charcoal Trees – A Different Take on Van Gogh

 “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”

– Vincent Van Gogh

Today we introduced a new drawing medium to our class; charcoal. Vincent Van Gogh was our inspiration as he used charcoal for many of his preliminary sketches for paintings as well as using charcoal as the primary medium in many of his drawings.

We also introduced the terms: foreground, middle ground and background and explained how objects appear depending on where they are placed on the picture plane.

 

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This project was inspired by Evergreens in Charcoal at the Bees Knees Cousin.

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