Monday, 30 November 2015

Tinted Charcoal from Derwent

I have been experimenting with these Tinted Charcoal Pencils from Derwent lately. I have bought them after seeing some amazing work from Graham Brace and David Cook.

This is my second attempt with them:

It's still a bit weird to work with them, but they look like a great medium for sketching.

Derwent also has some great tips in their website on how to work with Tinted Charcoal:

Sunday Sketch on toned paper

This is my delayed Sunday sketch on toned paper, I'm trying to make one each week to practice my values and drawing skills. This is a sketch of more or less 45 mins of Miss Selina Kyle from Gotham series.

It was done on Clairefontaine Paint On Multi-Techniques Naturel paper, with a Cretacolor Negro Pencil and a white charcoal pencil (from koh-i-noor) for the highlights. I really like the effect and I will definitely be using this style for future portaits.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Update - Works in Progress

Maybe I'm being too ambitious, but I started three different drawings/paintings during these last weeks. Two of them are in watercolor pencils, since I'm trying to get the hang of the medium.

Here is the first landscape:

And the second one:

They are both inspired in drawings from the book "Water Soluble Pencils" by Carole Massey, she does some beautiful pieces with watercolor pencils.

And the other one is a pen drawing of a foo dog (I think that's what you call these statues), that's probably going to take forever to get done:

Hopefully I can finish at least two of them until the end of the year.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Sunday Sketch on toned paper

Decided to initiate a new "series", I'll try to make a sketch on toned paper each Sunday. It's seems quite good practice for getting values right. So, here is the first one...