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How to Draw a Portrait Using Charcoal

How to Draw a Portrait Using Charcoal

How to Draw a Portrait Using Charcoal

Categories: Art, Drawing

About Course

This tutorial will show how to apply different methods to create a charcoal drawing of a portrait. Its full of great tips, tricks and techniques that you can easily apply to any artwork.


We’ll be looking at how to use charcoal effect drawing using graphite and how you setup from the start to finishing the portrait.

Who this course is for

This course is ideal for beginners as well as those who wish to refresh their charcoal and graphite skills and learn from a professional artist. Once completed students will be able to progress to more advanced techniques.

What you’ll learn in this course:

Each session, students will be introduced to various aspects in relation to the course. The sessions will explore a combination of contextual references and practical exercises and demonstrations, which include:

1. Starting out by outline sketching.

2. Using different charcoal and graphite materials to create different affects.

3. How to develop shading techniques to create light effects and bring out facial features.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Step-by-Step Guide to tools
  • How to sketch first
  • Using different stroke techniques
  • Develop your shading skills for full affect


  • Open Mind to Learn
  • Interest in art and drawing
  • Set of materials to complete course
  • Pen Paper to Note all points and keep them handy

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  • Price
  • Course Level Intermediate
  • Duration
    20 minutes
  • Total Enrolled 0
  • Lessons 0
  • Last Update May 2, 2023