Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | February 10, 2018

A Year’s sketches

You could be forgiven for thinking this was a study at night.  It was Not.  I have discovered why my pencil drawings always have dark backgrounds, sometimes looking blue.
My youngest daughter who can draw, clued me in by letting me know when I work with pencils, to have a paper under my hand so I don’t smear the graphite across the white page.

What I’ve also learned from her is getting better contrast by rubbing in with a cotton bud so the shading is smoother.  Graphite pencils 2B and 6B used.  I’ve yet to try this tip.

This deer is created with dots, called pointillism art -I couldn’t resist using the picture to try it myself.

For this I used a Micron .05 pen.

 

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Responses

  1. Good tips for those who draw with pencils (or charcoal I would think). Love the deer!!!!!

    • Thanks, Mary Anne.

  2. Smudging could be part of the design! So when you need a foggy lanscape, DON’T use the protective paper!

    • I must remember your tip should I do foggy scenes.

  3. I wouldn’t have thought of that. Both drawings are so good, in my opinion. You know I’m always impressed by people who can make something that looks like what it’s supposed to be, but these are really good.

    • Thanks Susan for the kind words.


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