On the drawing board at the moment is the cutest of lab puppy.... and a wellington boot.
I shot the references for this new drawing last year in Scotland at the local agricultural show. (A real gold mine for reference pics and a brilliant day out for the family I have to add!)
Tools: Hahnemuhle Nostalgie paper. 3B, 6B, F & H graphite leads.
Steps: Here are steps one and two.
They show the progress made on the rubber boot and cotton chino trousers. I have never rendered rubber before and wanted to achieve its smooth yet dry irregular look. I found the best way of doing this was to use a flat tip 3B lead in a circular motion. A layer of 6B in the same way (flat tip + circular motion).
A sharp point is used to mark out the edges to the seam.
Step 3 shows the first stages of the cotton trousers...my concentration floundered and the result is poor. (I will come back to it tomorrow and see if I can save them from the "uglies" or if I re start from scratch.)
Wish I could blame a bad scan but I actually have not been able to find the right pencil combination.
I tried laying down the darker areas in with a touch of 3B, layering with F and then finishing off with a dry H.... this is when I stepped away from fear of tearing it up.... I wanted to save the welly (it's come out well)...
More tomorrow, million thanks for looking