How to make Water Droplets using Charcoal ?

Updated: Feb 14

Rad Educators is a 1-year program intended to help beginner artists learn step-by-step techniques from professional artists across different mediums. This is in no way sponsored or promoted by any particular Art Brand.

Amit Kumar Meena is Rad Educator for Sketching - Charcoal.

In this tutorial, I've shown how to make water drops using charcoal powder and an eraser as my main tools.

Materials Required:

1) Charcoal powder

2) Camlin soft charcoal pencil 3) Makeup brush- Lip filler  4) Mono eraser

5) Graphite pencil 6) 170 GSM textured drawing paper

7) Kneaded eraser

Step 1:

Draw circles with graphite pencil. You can directly make it with a charcoal pencil if you are confident with a charcoal pencil.

Step 2:

Fill the circle with charcoal powder, using a lip filler brush. Lighten it up with a kneaded eraser.

Step 3:

Use Mono or Pencil eraser to erase to highlight the whites in the droplet. Use a charcoal powder with a brush to make the shadows.

Step 4:

Use a kneaded eraser to lighten up charcoal powder. Make sure you're not using too much pencil or else it will become too dark.

Step 5:

You can use a white gel pen to make tiny highlights of the water drops.

Important Tip :

The tools I’ve shown are not important, you can choose any similar grade charcoal pencil and charcoal powder which is easily available to you. 

Techniques matter, tools don’t. So, start practicing and practice makes everything possible.

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