Weathering with charcoal

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by gibbs, Sep 26, 2001.

  1. gibbs

    gibbs New Member

    Here's a suggestion I haven't seen anywhere yet. In addition to using chalks for weathering purposes try a similar method with (artists) charcoal pencils. They can be scraped into a cup and applied using a brush, or use it like a pencil for fine work. The effect is more of a 'grimy', dull black. Its also a little more premanent than chalk, although it can be wiped off with some work. Try it. Looks great! :)
  2. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member


    Hi Scott,

    Your first post too! :cool: All ideas and do's and dont's are always welcome.
    When weathering with charcoal, do you seal it with anything? Say a dullcoat or glosscoat spray? Otherwise your weathering will "weather" and grubby fingers! :)
  3. justind

    justind Member


    I was just thinking the same thing...
  4. billk

    billk Active Member

    Shamus has an article in the Academy/Archives re: weathering - he used chalk instead of charcoal, but finished up with a spray of something to fix everything.
  5. Bill Stone

    Bill Stone Member


    Great idea. And like all great ideas, it makes one wonder why he didn't think of that himself.....

    Thanks for sharing it.


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