Friday, January 21, 2011
Sketchy Valentine Sketch
Have you tried the Generals Sketch and Wash drawing pencils yet? I don't know how long they have been out, but I didn't know about them until I got a set of two with a pencil sharpener for Christmas from our nephew and his family, amongst other art supplies. They found them at Hobby Lobby, and they are wonderful.
I have only tried them here in my Moleskine sketchbook today. It says they are all surface pencils though. The lead is very soft and black, and the feel was like a dream gliding along the smooth page. Very easy to shade with, and I hate shading. :)
I drew the heart and shaded it a little, also the bird, then I drew the outlines of the letters (you can tell they weren't planned by their positions :/). Then I took a slightly damp brush and went only inside the lines, which caused the lines and shading to blend.
This is not the greatest drawing or page, but I like it anyway, and I LOVE these pencils, and I wanted to share them with you in case you didn't know about them either. Can't wait to try a zentangle or zendoodle with them, or a drawing for that matter!
So many art supplies to try and so many new things to learn and so little time, but it makes me so happy! :)