Beck, Suzann – Fundamentals of Drawing


1-Day Drawing Workshop “Fundamentals of Drawing” with Suzann Beck 

Please bring the following:

  • Notebook and pen/pencil for taking notes.
  • Soft Vine Charcoal
  • Charcoal Pencils—Black and white. (A General’s pack that has 3 hardnesses, a white pencil and kneaded eraser is ideal for the workshop.)
  • 6B or 8B Graphite Pencil or similar.
  • 2 or more sticks of square compressed charcoal.
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Economical Sketching Paper (I recommend Strathmore sketching paper or similar, at least 14” x 18” notepad or similar).
  • 1 or 2 sheets of tinted Strathmore Charcoal paper or similar for your final drawings.
  • Masking tape or clips to secure your paper.
  • A drawing board to attach your paper to (small, medium, or large size).
  • Paper towels for blending charcoal.
  • Pencil Sharpener.
  • If possible, a grayscale/value finder to help you identify and duplicate shadow values.

    Optional: A couple of simple objects to use in a still life—plain in texture and color.

Optional items, not needed for the workshop but fun to have:

  • Chamois cloth for lifting/blending charcoal.
  • Dry erase pad for soft erasing and cleaning up backgrounds (used in mechanical drawings).
  • A travel sketchbook and .07mm mechanical pencil and leads— for sketching on the run.
  • Any favorite drawing medium such as conte, sanguine, brown pencils, etc
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September 19, 2020