Timed Drawing Exercise – Giraffe – Gettin’ Sketchy Live

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Gettin Sketchy – Season 2 Episode 2

This episode aired live on YouTube on August 26, 2020.

In this episode, we take a quick look at General’s white charcoal pencils which are used in this timed drawing exercise. For the timed drawing exercise, Matt creates a sketch of giraffe in 45 minutes using a combination of white charcoal and graphite on toned paper. This one is a challenge, filled with lots of texture and complex shapes.

Art Product Recommendation

The featured art product for this episode are white charcoal pencils by General’s. These pencils make a great compliment to darker drawing mediums such as charcoal and graphite – especially when used on toned paper. Using a white medium allows us to quickly push the range of value in the drawing and produce a variety of grays.

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Drawing a Giraffe with White Charcoal and Graphite – 45 Minute Timed Drawing

In this episode’s timed drawing challenge, Matt creates a sketch of a giraffe with graphite and white charcoal on toned gray drawing paper within 45 minutes.

Here’s a look at the completed drawing…

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