Time to say cheerio for this year.
Pencils are resting after another scribbled packed year.
So without any further ado and a massive cheery-hohoho, wishing you all a merry Christmas and a fandabidosy New-Year!
|Introduction to Max Ernst, his life and work in front of his bronze sculpture "mon ami Pierrot" (1970)|
|Sleeves rolled up|
|wire, plaster and extras|
|Multi varied adorned coloured wire sculptures + couple of painted wood creations|
The happy dances that followed were memorable in their exuberance and had allin the studio giggling and jigging ... for days.
Try out both a 2mm 2B mechanical and 2B wood case pencil , you will
discoververy quickly where your preference lies, what you feel comfortable with and which you enjoy holding and using the most.Keep the 2B lead and draw one drawing using only the one lead. You will learn so much, in a very short time, about the power of pencil :D
Keep your point sharp for added detail and don't forget to collect the
graphite dust for finishing touches. Clean excess graphite off tip with BLu-Tack.
When drawing always use a hand-guard to protect your paper from smudging and grease.
Warm up your hand, arm, shoulder, body before starting a drawing session.
This really makes getting into a flow and finding a good rhythm that much easier. May sound mad but the result on paper has proved it to be well worth it!
Take your time in choosing a paper. Make sure you like the feel, the look (ie colour), the quality and the way it responds to your drawing.
Most art stores will allow you to sample papers, discover their qualities, before committing to buying. Use this opportunity to make your own personal choice, put a bunch of quality samples together, take them home and get scribbling!
|" Touched "|
Pencil on Paper.
Sheona Hamilton-Grant. 2013
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