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 …