Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Just the pencil

 I am enjoying working on these small pencil drawings.  They require constant attention to values, and composition is always important, but especially when working with a vignette format.  I use a range of graphite from 6B to 6H (B= darkness, and H= lightness).  I also work with four carbon pencils, 6B, 4B, 2B, and B.  They leave a darker marker than their graphite cousins.

 Pump house...pencil...8x10"

Small shed and Barn...pencil (graphite and carbon)...8x10"

I'm not sure that using both graphite and carbon on the same drawing is a good idea.  I need more experience to work this out.

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