+JMJ+Now this is the sort of pretty that comes from the heart! =PI like the bivalve the best because it's so there.And is that a sand dollar?
Paul, can you tell me the mediums you use in your daily sketches? An F and an HB? On what kind of paper? As a matter of fact, if it doesn't inconvenience you, I'm making a request that you list the mediums with each image, I'll owe you one :)
Enbrethiliel, Thanks! Much happier drawing these! Yes, it's a sand dollar. I have a bigger one than that, but didn't think about it for this. Believe it or not, I also have sea horses. I'm sure they'll make it into a drawing at some point.Christopher, the ones I use most are 2B, 2H, HB, B, F, H, though not in that particular order. Definitely the ones out of those I use most - at least lately - are 2B and 2H. But I'm always using the others just as often I think. For this drawing I believe I used a 2B and an H. I used the H first for laying in the shapes and forms.I find HB and 2B fairly similar. I'm amazed at what the harder pencils - 2H, 3H, 4H etc. - can do for a drawing. I like using them either at the very beginning of the drawing, or at the very end. When used at the end I find they anchor a drawing without being apparent - submerge the objects into a depth. Used at the beginning, I think they make the objects bounce out (like in this drawing), granted that one uses a heavier pencil after the lighter.Not a problem about listing the mediums used with each drawing! Henceforward I'll do so.Oh, and the paper I mostly use is Canson 65 LB. It's a universal type for pencil, pen, charcoal and pastel. It's not my "preferred" choice, as I don't really have one, not now. I've also been getting more into the bristol board.
Thanks Paul, I'll be looking forward to more posts. I tend to use just F or HB when not simply using a lead crayon for gesture. I've always cheated by using conti crayons too when I've gotten too heavy and can't put the light back in from where I took it out. I can get a little heavy and my drawings and paintings often get very "thick." Sometimes it works to my advantage, others not.I actually did some sketching this week, dog bowls and flower pots, etc. After watching your constant output, a few weeks ago I started giving Cezanne drawing lessons one night a week using the "drawing on the right side of the brain" method. She's doing pretty well but me sketching regularly again will help her even more I think. Thanks.
That's great to hear about the drawing lessons. Two drawing together I find is priceless in the way of inspiration; and I definitely think the inspiration works both ways for learner and teacher.Using a conti to bring back in light I would call going into a completely different level rather than cheating. Really, it's like taking drawing into painting.
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