The media I have been working in – graphite and watercolor – is starting to feel confining. I’m not getting the results that feel true to me. I dabbled with other mediums (see Inktober, Kendyll Hillegas’s mixed media method). I still wasn’t getting the effect I was after, though. Enter pastels. I had a couple […]
I love the look of Old Master drawings and as I was researching “classical drawing” I came across the Conte Sepia pencil on a supply list. (Search “Juliette Aristides supply list or click here.) This pencil is somewhere in between a pastel pencil and a charcoal pencil, leaning more towards the former. Maybe it is […]
I’m starting a new project inspired by two books and the antsy feeling I’ve been having lately every time I approach my work. It’s hard to explain, but let’s see if this resonates with you at all.
If you do two dog sketches in a row, can you claim it as a theme? Anyway I worked on a sketch of a Border Collie today in my Moleskine sketchbook (smooth paper!) with my beloved Blackwing pencil.
This summer I’m drawing a lot of dogs (cats, too!) using graphite – specifically a Blackwing pencil. Because they are so soft it’s forcing me to be looser in my style, much the way charcoal does. And I’m loving the free feeling of this style of mark making.
Last week I turned in my final drawing, took my final (yes – a final exam!), and submitted my peer reviews – and this week my certificate arrived!