Class Supplies: Portraiture with Cecilia Cooney-Wickett
You will need:
This can be purchased ready-made, or you may use a heavy piece of Masonite or 1/4” plywood and Bulldog clips. Make sure it’s close to the same size as your pad of drawing paper.
It’s important to experiment with a variety of paper types. Have a large pad of newsprint or cheap white drawing paper, and a selection of several large sheets of better quality paper as well. Better paper can range in price from .50 per sheet to over $10.00 per sheet. We will be discussing the nature of paper in class.
- Vine charcoal (soft): This is a versatile and forgiving medium, which we will be using for most of the work, we do in here.
- Compressed charcoal (optional): Compressed charcoal is much blacker and heavier than vine charcoal, but it cannot be erased, so it’s applications are different.
- Graphite pencils: Graphite is graded by softness, and the softer it is, the darker it is. 8B is the softest. Don’t bother with anything harder than 2B.
- Graphite block or “woodless pencil”
- Conte Crayons (optional): These work best on a tinted paper.
- Sanguine (a rust color),
- Pen (optional)
- Brush (optional)
- Ink (optional)
- Blending stumps (also known as tortillons): Buy several because they must be dedicated. In other words, the one you use with graphite must never be used with charcoal, etc.
- Lead pointer
- Chamois: The real thing, not an imitation.
- Kneaded eraser: Get the large size.
- Small can of workable fixative (optional)
- Little sketch book: Small and portable enough to be carried with you every day. This will be your sketch diary.