Friday, August 29, 2008

Pencil drawing

Thanks to all for a great meeting last night, especially the treats. I have made an effort to improve the contrasts in this drawing. Sometimes I feel like I have a bit of a blind spot when it comes to value. Pictured above is my little can of Quic Kleen, you sprinkle it over your drawing and it picks up extra graphite. It helps keep line crisp and reduces smudges.


isobel said...

Kathleen - this drawing delights me. I love graphite texture, the warm spot on the orchard, the lights and dark values, and the story that is conjured up through his gazing out the window...and the tips about Quic Clean. I'll look for the stuff! Sounds like a good meeting!


michelle said...

Much better Kathleen. There is a full range of values and the sense of space and light reads well.

tlc illustration said...

My only question is if the upper window is supposed to be uniformly black?