Pencil, chalk and white Prismacolor
I can’t say as I’ve ever tried to draw a real cat before. They’re more complicated than you might think.
Squeakyboy / Janine discussion
A quick sketch with water-soluble graphite. I’m kind of liking it.
I’m currently using some big fat graphite crayons–6B and 9B–by Lyra. They’re probably not the best choice for the size of sketch I’m doing these days. Actual pencils would probably work better for me.
Wally Torta Discussion
Interesting and therapeutic medium to work in but… My scanner really turned against me on this one. I was surprisingly pleased with how this was turning out. Then I scanned it in and saw it on the screen. I was horrified. The scanner magnified tonal differences in a way that made shadows look like bruises and texture like abrasions.
I made adjustments to the picture and scanned again. I tried making adjustments in Photoshop and made more adjustments on the picture and I scanned again. By this time I had only a few scrapes and a scab which I smoothed away (mostly) with Photoshop.
Maybe tomorrow I’ll try using a camera and see if that does any better.
Neocolor crayon on heavy watercolor paper
Gisele Ramires discussion
This reminds me of the old joke about stopping to ask an old irishman directions. After giving it considerable thought, the old man replies, “Well now, if I was going there, I wouldn’t be startin’ from here.”
Had I know I was going to colorize this picture, I wouldn’t have started in black and white. But after completing the black and white sketch, I thought it was too garrish. It hurt my eyes to look at it–especially on the computer screen. So I took some advice I came across recently and just kept working at it till I was satisfied.