Friday, 27 April 2012

Quick Impressions

It is worth trying to use a mid tone paper to catch sketches of people and things around you. It teaches the eye to pick out the darkest darks and the lightests lights and the form appears almoest by magic. Here I caught a quick sketch of a friend's daughter giggling with her friends. A black white and a little sanguine on the cheek. Maybe less than 4 mins work You do not always have to sketch in a white blank sketchbook. There are books available with both white and sand toned paper on alternate pages. I find it sometimes helps to draw the same image in graphite pencil ( B ) and using the 3 pencil technique.

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