Figure drawing on toned paper in charcoal – Lacey Lewis

In this video Lacey Lewis will show you how to draw a female figure on toned paper with charcoal and white pencil. Working on toned paper allows you to add shadows and lights on a mid-tone to achieve a better 3d effect. 


This is a time lapse recording of a drawing I did from life in my studio of a nude female model. I worked in charcoal and white charcoal on toned paper, beginning with a geometric block in and progressing through stages of shading.

If you want to learn my method of creating drawings like this, check out my Online Figure Drawing Academy at Lacey Lewis School of Realist Art! Get all the details here:

You can watch these shorter tutorials, in which I describe some concepts behind my process to gain a better understanding of my approach:

My Flexible Charcoal Life Drawing Method:
3 Steps for Quick Life Drawings:
Improve Proportion and Form with these 5 Figure Drawing Tips:
How to Use Life Drawing to Improve Work Done from Photos

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Self Portrait Charcoal Drawing Demo:
Charcoal Portrait Drawing Demo of Martika:

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