Charcoal drawings advice and opinion
Hi, I recently started drawing with charcoal.
I really like it, but i'm not satisfied with my drawings. I feel like i can't really manage to do the lights and shadows correctly, and i can't use the whole range of shading that charcoal permits to use.
All in all my drawing seem just drawings, they don't feel real at all.
Anyway, i'd really like to know what you think about my drawings, and if you have any advice.
I also have these more practical problems:
-don't really like the paper i'm using, can you suggest me the right kind for charcoal drawing?
-sometimes i feel like the charcoal pencil slips on the paper, and it does not trace as dark as it should. it's like the point of the pencil is "oily" and slips without tracing on the paper.
-if i put a finger on the darkest parts of my drawings, a very little bit of charcoal stays on the finger. is it normal or should i use more/better fixative?