Charcoal & Graphite – Shading Techniques

If you want to draw more realistic you will need to be able to create a smooth gradient and smooth transitions. The best way to practice this is by drawing spheres.

This class is perfect for beginners or anyone who would like to improve their shading techniques.

In this class you will learn everything about drawing a sphere with charcoal or graphite pencils and how to make a flat circle look round. I will show you which materials I use, how to build up the layers gradually and how to create a smooth transition with blending. First with a charcoal pencil and then with graphite pencils. At the end of the class you will have a better understanding of shading with charcoal and graphite pencils.

You may also like


  1. Dear Emmy:

    First of all … THANK YOU for taking the time to create tutorials and post them on the internet. Your work is so lovely. Watching you create is mesmerizing. You are truly gifted.

    I have discovered colouring for adults and I am enjoying the learning experience. At the moment I am starting a double page in Dagdrommar. I would like to colour the woman in the picture with red hair. I’m not sure what colours to choose. I can follow your hair tutorials and I am wondering if you could suggest a pencil colour selection I could use to get an attractive mix. I have the FC & Prisma pencil sets … I just need a nudge in the right direction.

    Many thanks for your time.


  2. Hey there terrific blog! Does running a blog similar to this require
    a large amount of work? I have virtually no knowledge of programming however I was hoping to start my own blog in the
    near future. Anyways, should you have any suggestions
    or techniques for new blog owners please share.

    I understand this is off topic however I simply had to ask.
    Thanks a lot!

  3. I was wondering if you ever thought of changing the layout of your site?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe
    you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better.
    Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or 2 pictures.
    Maybe you could space it out better?

  4. Unquestionably believe that which you said. Your favorite
    justification appeared to be on the net the simplest thing to be aware of.
    I say to you, I certainly get irked while people think about worries that they just do not know about.
    You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people can take a
    signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  5. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog
    and was curious what all is needed to get setup?
    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty
    penny? I’m not very internet savvy so I’m not 100% positive.
    Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you

Leave a Reply to best lawn mower cordless Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *