Last week I used my hand studies to become reacquainted with some pencils I hadn’t used in a while: vintage Rexel Cumberland Derwent carpenter-style pencils. With the thickest, softest core of any woodcased colored pencil I’ve found, they are delicious to use for quick studies like these. I have taken to sharpening them on both ends – one end with a blunt tip for broad strokes, one end with a point for thin lines and details. I enjoy flipping them around as I draw, Darth-Maul style.
The one sketch on white paper was done with another vintage pencil, this one much older, that is new to me: an Eagle Draughting graphite pencil. The core is close to a Blackwing with the softest core, but it seems even smoother. It feels like velvet in graphite form.
|Double-ended Derwent carpenter-style drawing pencils|
|Eagle Draughting pencil|
277.... Good grief! This pandemic is so much more than we could have known it would be.ReplyDelete
If I had known I would be up to 277 one day, I think I never would have started!Delete
Hands down, you have been amazing with the sketches you have done of your hands. Bravo!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for your encouragement, Joan! I still have a ways to go.Delete