From the very beginning of the life journey of mankind charcoal have been a medium of showcasing human emotions and art on the caves and walls. Thus it is right to call charcoal as one of the oldest medium of arts. In those early days of mankind, charcoal was made by burning ends of the sticks.
But now a days, with advancement in technology and way of living, charcoal can be segregated into vine charcoal, compressed charcoal and powdered charcoal. Now charcoal drawing is a very well recognised medium of art. Charcoal is a very good option if anyone wants to learn basics of gray gradients and lighting techniques. Many beautiful art works can be made by simple use of charcoal. Have a look at the following charcoal drawings and enjoy.
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