Number 14

Nothing furry this time, but a building. I used pencils 5B, 6B and 9B, and a fine mechanical pencil 0.5mm 2B, for those who are interested. The paper is the same as before, a strong but smooth A3 watercolour paper which seems to work well for me just now.

Number 14

Number 14, Graphite Pencil on A3 Watercolour Paper



5 thoughts on “Number 14

    • It always depends largely on the quality of the photograph and the size of the artwork. In the past I have messed around with magnifiers to get detail into work that was really too small in scale, or I have ‘guessworked’ from poor reference photos. I have decided to give up those headaches now because I don’t like to deliver below par work, and the results often don’t warrant the kind of effort I put in. It means I will probably struggle for clients now, notwithstanding the hike in fees, but hey, it is supposed to be enjoyable, not torture 😉
      I did get a good photo for this one, and the last few, so I am pleased with how they turned out. As for the trees, well, it’s rather make believe (I didn’t draw every single leaf) but it appears it works well 😉 I love trying to depict different textures and scaring myself whether it can be done, and then to stand back and realise that it is actually okay 🙂
      Thanks for dropping by, I just read that you have been off the radar a bit lately, hope you are better now and back to taking lots of photos. I love seeing them and learning from your descriptions about the process.

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