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Thursday, 19 February 2009

Leaf of the Day: Kohlrabi again...



Just the pencil study today... no time for writing... A day full of those "other things" in life which have to be done.

I got started on this study today at 3 and finished at 7. It's 10 inches high and pencil on Arches HP. I am trying to wean myself off the cheap sketchbook now and make better studies. The paper makes such a difference but I still am not 100% happy with this particular watercolour surface. It does have a slight tooth which causes the pencil to catch sometimes and then it needs more working over. Bristol Board I find too smooth but may try the vellum finish...the endless search for the magic art materials continues.

These more detailed pencil studies are useful for understanding how the things are put together. The more you understand, the easier things are to draw, well that's the theory ...

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Kohlrabi Pencil Study



Pencil on Arches HP. Size 12"x 8"

3 comments:

buedamau said...

your drawing seems better day-by-day! like the others this one just great, again...
i really must try it too, but i'm so lazy :(
even knowing already that after a year doing that my skills would sky-rocket, i found difficult to get the strenght...
congratulations for your admirable art and endurance!!!

buedamau said...

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sharp green pencil said...

Thanks B.. Endurance and determination sometimes has to be the order of the day. I too am amazed I have managed to keep this up for a year. I cant say it has become a habit yet! and yes the drawing becomes easier, the next challenge will be the painting..