Nitram’s Liquid Charcoal demonstration – Cesar Santos

In this video Cesar Santos will demonstrates how to use Nitram’s Liquid charcoal to block in the first stage of tonal mapping. Then he starts adding more detail with charcoal stick. After that he uses a sponge to soften the drawing and to take off the charcoal powder in excess. At this point he uses a soft eraser to uncover some little brighter details then he keeps building the drawing with the charcoal stick. In the last steps of this demonstration he alternates all tools used so far: he add some details with the charcoal stick then he blends the value with the sponge and uses the soft eraser to adjust the tones. The result is quite amazing!


Cesar Santos vlog 079: I received a new tube of Nitram’s Liquid Charcoal to try it out. I decided to share my attempt with you all. Here is a time lapse demonstrating the whole process from start to finish of how I draw with Nitram’s liquid charcoal.

Liquid Charcoal by Nitram:

Experience how I paint the human figure. I explain every thought of the process, and you will see me apply every mark on the canvas in my latest video:

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Witness my whole process of drawing the figure, from the construct stage to the final layers of rendering. You will hear my every thought and see every mark of charcoal on the paper:

Nitram charcoal
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