This evening I was checking out sktchy app for a photo to paint from, then I saw a link to Monday-muse, which featured the stunningly beautiful Bean Robinson. I don’t usually join in with the daily hashtag events on sktchy…lack of time and planning you see. But today I felt differently, and broke the habit, I guess really the photo took my fancy. I felt graphite should be the medium of choice, plus it’s quick, having no dry time to worry about. I also wanted to improve on the last quick sketch I did, the last one was on Kraft card, which was okay, but it wasn’t designed as a drawing medium, it has a very slight shine to it, and I struggled with layers, and erasing. The only thing I liked about the card was the tone-natural straw brown. I think I need to invest in some toned paper, proper stuff!
So for this sketch I used watercolour paper 140lb 12×9″ it had a better result, and I did spend a little longer on it compared to the last, about an hour, I guess. Next time I will use a smooth paper 😀