Christmas surprise: charcoal set

 For Christmas I got a charcoal set and yesterday and today I have tested it out and have had great fun.
    

  

It contains:

  • charcoal pencils (soft, medium, hard)
  • HB sketching pencil
  • paper blending stump
  • tortillion
  • sanding paper block
  • metal sharpener
  • rubber
  • 2 x hard pastels 
  • 2 x charcoal sticks

Christmas tree
 
Pepper seller
 
I was slightly confused by what everything was for so here is how I use them.The tortillion and the paper stump are fantastic for blending smaller areas. The pencil and charcoal are for adding detail. The sanding paper block I use for blending large areas like in the Christmas tree. Mostly I use the charcoal sticks which give you the main colour.
Blending charcaol is very easy so creating a master piece is not that time consuming but looks great. 

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Halloween pumpkin carving 

It was Halloween so me and my brothers carved some spooky pumpkins to decorate the house. 

this one is mine
  
This one is DB1’s (my younger brother)
  
This one is DB2’s (my youngest brother)
 

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