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The entries are in alphabetical order by magazine name and then in chronological sequence.
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The art of cast drawing, a classic exercise that teaches rendering of figure proportion and the effects of light and shadow. Describes using charcoal stick to create a sight-size drawing.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1989 (v.6#8) pg. 50

An explanation of why hair spray is not appropriate as a fixitive for loose media such as charcoal or pastel.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1990 (v.7#2) pg. 92

How to make and use carbon dust as a drawing medium.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1990 (v.7#3) pg. 12

Drawing with charcoal. The basics on common forms of charcoal and materials necessary for working with it. Various drawing techniques are illustrated.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1990 (v.7#7) pg. 12

Getting precise with charcoal. How to bring realism to charcoal drawings through the use of an eraser, a brush and a light touch.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1992 (v.9#8) pg. 58

How to create texture, value and depth by using different forms of charcoal. Also describes how to achieve subtle effects using frottage, ghosting, erasing and stumping.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1994 (v.11#2) pg. 10

Creating realism with contrast. How to combine graphite and charcoal to create subtle trompe l'oeil works.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1997 (v.14#7) pg. 48

A technique for correcting values in charcoal drawings, especially portraits.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1998 (v.15#1) pg. 82

How to adjust the composition in a charcoal drawing during both early and later stages.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1998 (v.15#2) pg. 74

Exploring charcoal. Tips to keep in mind when drawing with charcoal.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Dec 1998 (v.15#12) pg. 42

Drawing in charcoal from photographs. Advice on ways to enhance the sense of depth and draw attention to the center of interest.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1999 (v.16#4) pg. 35

How to make drawing charcoal from wisteria or grapevines.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #85 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 28

Tip: How to make artist's drawing charcoal from vines.
WORKBASKET May 1985 (v.50#7) pg. 22