Sunday, December 9, 2018


12/4/18 Calvin (10 min. pose)

In a couple of recent posts (Thursday and Friday), I talked about how much I love the subtle tonal gradations that are possible with pencils. Strangely, I also like harsh, graphic tones that are easy to make with markers and brush pens. From the same life-drawing session at Gage, here’s another sketch of Calvin, this one of a 10-minute pose. I had run out of pages in the mixed-media sketchbook that I usually use with water-soluble brush pens, so I tried the Strathmore toned sketchbook instead. The paper isn’t sized appropriately for wet media, so instead of using water to wash the tones in, I just went in heavy with the brush pen. No subtlety here.

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