Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Animal Studies


Last week I decided to try some animals for a change-up from flowers.  I used a Derwent wash pencil, which I love, to do loose sketching.  It was very calming to use just B & W for a change, eliminating all those pesky color decisions!

A friend's Boston Terrier grand-dog

In painting class last week, the teacher said "Do those pigs from the Plank Road magazine". I figured "Why not?!"


5 comments:

RH Carpenter said...

Very nicely done! You must not be as heavy-handed with the Derwent Sketch-n-wash pencils as I am (I always see strong lines in my work with them). These are more like monotone watercolor washes.

JANE MINTER said...

beautiful animal studies christy ... the pigs are super !!!

Christy said...

Thanks RH! I do use quite a light hand with these and try negative sketch and wash before the details.

Christy said...

Thanks Jane! They were so much fun to do!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Christy - that's a good tip!