Drawing with chalk can be so much fun! This is a study of "young hare" from Albrecht Dürer. Drawing with chalk requires a lot of care. You have to watch out not to smudge accidentally. I prefer drawing on wrapping paper. I like the structure of the paper and the fact that it allows you to use white chalk to highlighting.
Some tips for great chalk drawings:
- Don't mistake chalk with oil chalk! Oil chalk works differently!
- Try out the different type of papers and chalks. Visit an actual art store and ask for help if you're not sure. Usually, the people there are very friendly!
- Art supplies don't need to be expensive. Simple wrapping paper and starter sets are great, too!
- Smudge the colors together, mix the palette or try to evolve the paper texture in your drawing. There are so many ways to draw with chalk!
- Before you start your actual drawing experiment on a separate paper.
- Use a piece of paper for resting your hand on your drawing, if you need to. Don't go with your hand over your drawing, it will smudge (unless you want to create a special effect)!
- Fixative! This is very important! A good fixative will protect your chalk drawing and it will fix the drawing onto the paper. It works like a seal! Afterwards, you can still adjust you drawing and add more strokes. If a fixative can't be in your budget: Hairspray is a great alternative. And also here: try out different kind of fixatives and before you use it for your actual drawing experiment with it and read the instructions!
Awesome! You're ready to go! Explore your art store and have fun. I hope my input inspires you.