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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! :)


Pooja Srinivas said...

This looks fantastic! I LOVE the sketch and wash pencils. I used to use my black watercolor pencil for the sketches earlier but these are sooooooo much better :-)

Alex said...

Looks really good! I haven't used wash pencils before... but they surely sound interesting and I am so tempted to go look for them and try them out.

Cathy Holtom said...

Great drawing, I'm still trying to work out what to do with my w/s pencils!

raena said...

These pencil are great! If you look at my banner...the strange face with trees for hands? That one was shaded using the sketch and wash pencils. I do love them; I'm not sure why I always forget to use them though! Have fun! (as it looks like you did on this page!)

Anonymous said...

Ooooh this is a wonderful sketch! I need to dig these out of my stash and give them a go!

ArtMuse Dog and Carol said...

Just dropping by again ~ checking in to see your artwork ~ pencils sound interesting ~ not sure that I need anymore 'toy' ~ LOL ~ enjoy the day ~ hugs and namaste, cz:) Are you on BlogFrog?