Saturday, 7 September 2013

Day 5, 30 Day Challenge, Douglas Fir cone

Not completed a tonal drawing for a while so switched to graphite for a change for my 5th subject . A slightly battered Douglas Fir cone with the bracts broken. I collected it earlier this year from Vimy Ridge. Completed in the morning but not too happy so  added some more shade on the right side later in the day and think it's better now.

I used Faber Castell 9000 series pencils on 140lb Fabriano Artistico (HP), used grades H, F, HB, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B and 6B.  I prefer the surface of watercolour paper for drawings rather than the smoother Bristol Board etc because it gives a softer appearance to the work.

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