New soluble graphite equine drawing

Mid term is now over and I am busy running around in all sorts of odd circles.

The only place I seem to settle is behind my drawing board and as a result I have made some progress with my new equine drawing.

After completing "Welcome Impact", I knew I would bring out my soluble graphites again. 

I am using the same Vellum paper and working "medium-big".

My main objective (apart from learning more about the soluble graphite) is to limit detail and achieve strong contrasts.

Here are the first steps 

Layout and first strokes. Went for the darks to establish my tones. 2B Derwent used and Cretacolors' soluble graphite 8B.Working out the lay of the grey coat, the sweat marks under the throat as well the lines created by  the leather bridle and the bit.

This is where the ugly stage starts to turn into something a little more real.  The leather has been done with a layer of soluble graphite and finished with a very fine and barely wet paint brush. The horse's coat is rendered using a normal graphite pencil.

Again, I'm really exited by being able to paint a drawing...just can't wait to get back into the studio and discover more.

Comments

April Jarocka said…
Maybe I've been living under a rock but soluble graphite..sounds fun. Beautiful drawings Sheona as always...regards
April
April, I've got the feeling I was living under the same rock LOL...discovered these interesting little things only very recently :)
April, I've got the feeling I was living under the same rock LOL...discovered these interesting little things only very recently :)

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