Tuesday, September 16, 2014

2nd entry for Aug. 31, 2014

Thank you again to everyone who came to visit last weekend at the Queen West Art Crawl. The weather was not totally co-operative, but it was great to see lots of new and familiar faces. Sunday was really lovely.

A reminder too, that TSA classes are just starting this week. There's still room in my Saturday Intro life class, and lots of other courses in a wide variety of media with excellent instructors, Get all the details at www.tsa-art.com.

These are three 10-minute studies and four 15-minute ones below. The 10-minute studies are all Pitt pen on 18 x 24" sheets of Canson Recycled Sketch paper.
The first two 15's are on 18 x 24" sheets of Strathmore Series 300 paper; the upper one is Pitt pen and shading done with dilute india ink in a brushpen while the lower one is 2B water-soluble graphite pencil, left dry.
I have been learning with the nuances of the different pencil grades of water-soluble graphite. The 15-minute reclining pose is a 6B pencil on Canson Montval watercolour paper. The pigment releases to a much blacker value than the 2B.
The lowest one is a 4B pencil on the Montval paper, which feels like a better value range for my taste.

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