Monday, October 21, 2013

Back to Some Graphite Sketching

I struggled yesterday wanting to do something but didn't quite have the motivation.  Especially worrying about mixing and applying color.  I needed a change I suppose so I grabbed a pencil and decided to sketch in graphite.

Both were completed with a 9B graphite pencil in the Moleskine Sketchbook.  The lead just glides across the paper but I did take notice to get darks (even with this pencil) I would have to apply quite a bit of pressure.  It has to be the slick waxy surface because on other paper I would have to take care not to go too dark too quickly with this particular pencil.

The first is of a Fake Sand Castle located in Corpus Christi, Texas.  On the front is a mermaid that maybe one day I will attempt.  This is only one side or edge of the castle.

This second sketch is of my favorite rose.  A wild rose I started with a cutting given to me from my dad years ago.  It vines and loaded with thorns that seem to grab at you rather than you just getting stuck by them.  And the smell is heavenly!!!!


lee kline said...

You have a nice touch with the pencil. You have been a production monster these past few months.

Susan Bronsak said...

Thank you Lee! I love sketching with graphite....especially if the paper is of good quality. My favorite being Bristol vellum. I just don't care for the smudging as I tend to drag my hand over the sketch as I work because I'm strange working left to right (and I'm right handed). I can never remember to lay down a piece of paper for my hand to rest on.

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