This month’s Smart Art Box came full of stuff to do quick figure sketching in charcoal. This medium is SUCH great practice for your life drawings. I spent a couple of minutes doing some figure drawings using the manikin that came in the box, then sketched a lion and giraffe just because I was having more fun that I expected to with this medium.
This box came with a 9 piece Alvin Heritage drawing tool set, an 8″ wood manikin, Creative mark willow charcoal, a sketchbook, and charcoal holder.

If you are unfamiliar with what the Smart Art Box is, it is a monthly subscription box where each month you get a new box full of supplies sent to you along with a lesson plan on how to complete your own project in that medium. They send out full sized supplies in these boxes, not just little samples. It is a great way to try different mediums and different styles of art while not feeling lost about how to use the tools.

Smart art box is currently only available for residents within the US and Canada.  If you would like to  up for your own Smart Art Box subscription here is my affiliate link  Smart Art Box