For this project you will need:
Object to draw (I used shells)
Willow charcoal (mixed or small sticks)
Drawing paper (better if it is rough or has a slight ‘tooth’)
Rubber. Putty rubbers are better for charcoal, but don’t worry, you can use a plastic rubber.
You may also like to use a blending stump or torchon and fixative.
This project can take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the amount of detail you want to add.
Sketch lightly a very rough shape. This should be a simple representation of the overall shape.
Draw over, a little more precisely, the shape. Rub back any mistakes or lines either with your hand or a rubber.