Pencil Sketches

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Sketching
Pencil

Pencil

I have used Art Spectrums Ultimate Drawing Pad paper for these sketches.  It is a good weight – 125 gsm, and very smooth.  I worked from images I took whilst in Italy last October around Stressa.

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Girl in a Kimino

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Oil Painting

This is an oil sketch I did today from life (12 x 16)

Palette:   Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red, Raw Umber and Ivory Black

I used a triad of reddish orange / yellow green / blue violet.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Charcoal Sketch

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Sketching

After being inspired by Juliette Aristides, I gave her technique a try today.  I think I would use a lighter toned paper next time as I felt that any white conte I place on the figure looked too pasty, so I ended up erasing most of the highlights.  Perhaps a light grey conte may have worked better here.  Firstly,  I rubbed shaved charcoal over the paper to start with, drew in the figure, built up my darks and erased the lights.  I like the roughness of the initial rub in on the background, usually I tend to be a little too neat.
Charcoal Sketch