Charcoal Drawing with Aaron Blaise

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Watch over his shoulder as Aaron Blaise draws the lioness image shown below in real time.¬†Learn how to do charcoal drawing &¬†illustration. In these comprehensive charcoal drawing lessons (5.5 Hour video course), ¬†animator, director and wildlife¬†artist Aaron Blaise (“Brother Bear”, “Aladdin”, “Mulan”, “The Lion King”) shows you his approach to one of his favorite mediums, Charcoal. ¬†He will create the lioness image shown below and you will see and hear his thought process as the piece develops. ¬†You'll get 6 HD Tutorial Videos covering:

  • How & when to¬†use different types of charcoal
  • Rough¬†Sketching
  • Drawing Light & Shadows
  • Working with Kneaded Eraser
  • Working with charcoal powder
  • Shading & Toning
  • Drawing Fur
  • Using “white” charcoal
  • PLUS you'll also get bonus material including:
    • Original¬†high-res lioness photograph taken in Africa by Aaron Blaise
    • High-Res Copies of the¬†final image
    • Art Supply List – Everything used to make this image.

Aaron has an engaging, entertaining and approachable teaching style that people really love. We believe this one of the most in-depth and easy to understand courses you will find anywhere on how to use draw with charcoal. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned artist these fun and engaging videos will teach you something new!

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In this video course on how to do charcoal drawing lessons. Aaron Blaise brings the fundamentals of charcoal drawing to life.

Drawing – Charcoal Drawing Preview

Charcoal Drawing Lessons /Traditional Media Course Details:

Watch as Aaron explores and breaks down his approach and process to drawing with charcoal. Watch as he draws in front of you in real time and explains:

Final Lesson Image
  • Rough Drawing & Sketching
  • Different types of charcoal and when to use them.
  • Drawing lights, darks, and mid-tones
  • Adding Highlights
  • Blending & Shading
  • Lighting
  • & More

Additional Charcoal Drawings by  Aaron:

Below are some additional charcoal illustrations by Aaron Blaise to give you an idea of how he applies the techniques in this video to other images.


NOTE: This course is broken up into individual files that you may may stream online or download. Due to file size we strongly recommend you stream the files. Some videos are larger than others so if downloading please be patient as the total course is nearly 11 Gigs of data.

Subtitles & Closed Captions Currently Available for this Course:

  • English CC

About Aaron Blaise:

Aaron has nearly 30 years of professional art experience. He was hired by Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1989 and spent 21+ years helping create films such as: "The Lion King", "Pocahontas", "Mulan" and more. During his time at Disney, Aaron designed and animated numerous animal and human characters. In 2003 he was nominated for an Academy Award for co-directing the film "Brother Bear" You can follow Aaron and see more of his art on Instagram. You can also see videos of his work on YouTube or follow him on Facebook.
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