Still Life Graphite Drawings
Studies In Progress Getting More Involved
Trying to become the best I can be. This has me on a new track with drawing in pencil. I know I have mentioned this now a couple of times but it is the slow plugging away at this that has my full attention.
Tortoise mode may not be the best learning method but I have found my stride with these drawings. I say drawings, you say sketches, here the distinction is sketching being a quick study and drawing a more finished, exploratory event.
For a couple of years I have been working small in my studio and trying to time myself by limiting the amount of time on each painting. It has definitely helped with my outdoor painting studies, as one needs to be able to paint much faster as the light changes and since I'm a late afternoon painter the light changes really quickly.
The graphite pictures were going to be loose and quick also but I've found I don't like working like that, it feels unfinished and I have a perfectionist and detailed orientation in my personality trait. Besides I see every flaw, maybe not right away with my own work because the eye is a trickster by trade. My initial lines are soft and exploratory which when off will be erased or disappear under progressively darker lines. Or may be left visible but some of that I do like to see in a finished drawing which is just fine. I will have to think and research how this fits in with my impressionist technique of painting. Just realizing that I haven't been follow the same course as the I've been perfecting a new technique in my painting for the past year but I think I can do that something similar with the drawings.
Stay tuned I will write more on what I decide I can do around that kind of Impressionist drawing. This may be a misnomer as when I think of the impressionists I think colour and light. Follow my exploration of portraits and drawings on my FaceBook page DeniseMaxwellPainter.
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