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Charcoal Zebra Drawing

Watch as tattoo artist and graphic designer Taylah takes you through, step-by-step, how to draw a striking zebra using Micador for Artists Compressed Charcoal.
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16+ For ages
45 Minutes
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How to draw a striking zebra using Micador for Artists Compressed Charcoal.

Get your supplies!

You will need:

  • Micador For Artists Compressed Charcoal - Black

  • Kneadable Eraser

  • Newspaper

  • Masking Tape

  • Micador For Artists Fixative

  • Optional: Rubber Glove

Step 1: Cut and start sketching!

Begin by cutting a piece of newspaper to size and secure the top edge of the page with a strip of masking tape. Start sketching a rough outline of your zebra. It helps to use a reference image for this step.

Step 2: Define edges

Start refining the edges of your outline by adding more curves, grooves and corners. Press a little harder with the charcoal for this. If you make any errors, use a kneadable eraser to remove the charcoal.

Step 3: Add stripes!

Refer to your reference image and copy the stripe pattern onto your zebra. Make sure to leave some bare spots around the nose and mouth to add definition and highlights. Use small curved strokes to create the hairs in the mane.

Step 4: Puddle

Only mark the black areas. Add definition to the puddle by darkening the ripples. Use the kneadable eraser to clean the page, remove smudges and unnecessary sketch lines.

Step 5: Final details

Use your finger to blend out the charcoal through all the shadows areas. Blend the mane to soften the charcoal strokes and go over the black areas to deepen the colours that were lost while blending.