How about this: Needing so many leaves that you start off needing your neighbors piles. Going by the dumpsters of grocery retailers to take all of their cardboard prior to the trash truck gets there (Be careful with this 1! Most communities now have dumpster diving laws, and in many locations it is a felony!). Paying for an ad for all the old phone books and Sears catalogs you can get. Dropping by all of the factories and warehouse shops you can consider of to choose up pallets and wood wire reels. You start out looking for dead trees to cut down in your neighborhood.
All this tends to make me fear that some of the wood made use of to make lump could be chemically treated lumber. Prevalent wood preservatives are creosote, chrome, copper, pesticides, fungicides, and arsenic (now illegal but identified in lots of scrap from creating demolitions). The course of action of generating charcoal is not government regulated or supervised in any nation that I know of, and quality handle in Thailand may possibly not be the identical as in California.
Basically I got the trees out of 1 and the path and dirt and rocks out of other people. This is a good way to avoid busting someone’s copyright – if you borrow a background rock from some thing in a magazine photo and it is not a major element of your drawing or of the photo reference, then you happen to be not breaking copyright. Do not do it to the very same size, in the same colors, in the very same way and specifically not in the similar composition as the original photo reference. Crop and flip and move it and modify its colors.
If you want bold colour along with your tinted charcoal pencils, consider working with them in mixture with Derwent pastel pencils or any other brand of pastel pencils. The texture is similar and you can get improved darks with the tinted charcoal pencils in a good wide variety of hues. Carb-Othello pastel pencils from Caran d’Ache and Cretacolor Pastel Pencils are each watersoluble. I’m not certain if Derwent Pastel Pencils are for the reason that I have not tried any but, but they could possibly be and just not bother to mention it.
A second approach to light the charcoals is with paraffin cubes bought at a store or made at home with cardboard egg crates. Location a handful of paraffin cubes in the middle of your grill bed or charcoal grate. Then create a pyramid of charcoal briquettes over and around the paraffin cubes. Light the cube and when all the briquettes are evenly lit and covered with ash spread them evenly out around the grill bed.