This is the latest sketch out of my toned paper sketchbook. I slowly worked at it here and there so that’s why it took so long to post… I forgot how much time can be spent on an actual finished quality drawing. Anyways, not much else to say. Just glad I’m feeling more comfortable with values because next comes color.
Here is what I consider more of a drawing than a doodle…
5.5×8.5 2H Pencil & White Prismacolor Verithin
This is just about the quality of drawings I wanna fill this sketchbook with. They seem to have the same feel as my Prismacolor marker busts, which I love. The technique is similar. I scribble some light lines (2H is perfect for this) and find some sort of form in the chaos. I start to darken the shadow areas, being careful not to go too dark too fast. I tried to use the white pencil, in this case a Verithin by Prismacolor, as soon as I could so I didn’t accidentally go over the light areas because toned surface 101; graphite and white don’t like each other.
I started another drawing using a Derwent Chinese white pencil and I like it way better. I wouldn’t recommend the Verithins. I just couldn’t find anything else at the time.
Here is a little something I whipped up a few weeks back and worked on again last night…
Prismacolor marker, graphite, Micron pen
The first one is just to illustrate a bit of my process. I use a 30% French grey Prismacolor marker and really just go wild with it. Big broad strokes until I start to see something in the mess. Then I go back in and darken where I need to. I’m pretty sure I’ve explained the process before, but I’ll repeat it for anyone who hasn’t read my older posts. Does anyone even read these?
Anyways. On the second phase, the marker was completely dried so the values were a bit lighter. I went back in with the same 30% French grey and pushed the darks (the wonderful thing about Prismacolor markers). Finally, I tried something new and added some even darker values with graphite pencil, instead of just adding line work like I usually do. Loved the way these two mediums worked together.