How to Make Natural Charcoal for Art (1 Viewer)

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OK so I'm working on ways to make art free or cheap and I saw this video on how to make your own charcoal. It the same as making charcloth pretty much. It seems that willow and apple are the best woods. I'm going to try crabapple when things cool off.


I've used oak to moderate success but it doesn't blend well. It seems removing the bark might be the trick.
 
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heh - I originally went the school for art after HS - my preference was black and white meaning pen and ink and also charcoal - concentrated on portraits and scenery (college at that time proved more of a hellofa drinking spree and less courses so 1 semester hehe) but I purchased all my charcoals and they were not badly priced - however I can see where you are coming from if HEY no resources and HEY no store - sooooo - make them. Cool.
 
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heh - I originally went the school for art after HS - my preference was black and white meaning pen and ink and also charcoal - concentrated on portraits and scenery (college at that time proved more of a hellofa drinking spree and less courses so 1 semester hehe) but I purchased all my charcoals and they were not badly priced - however I can see where you are coming from if HEY no resources and HEY no store - sooooo - make them. Cool.

I'd love to see some of your pieces If you have any pics!
 

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