Timeless, stylish, atmospheric and arresting, monochrome has enduring appeal. It can be bold, using the darkest darks, or subtle – almost dreamlike – with the palest of tones. In this easy-to-follow beginner’s guide, readers are taken on a journey to explore the rich potential of monochrome using the medium of charcoal.
Inexpensive and easy to source, charcoal is perfect for the beginner artist. Accomplished artwork can be achieved with just a pad of paper and one stick of charcoal. To increase the variety of mark-making, or simply to make life easier, readers can choose to buy different types and sizes of charcoal, and tools such as blenders and brushes for different effects. This is all explained clearly so the reader can make informed choices.