Sketchblog Archive for Tags: portraits

A catch-all dumping ground for art, sketches, and miscellany.

Picked up some graphite the other day. It has been forever since I’ve used non-mechanical pencils.

I don’t think there’s any question that using sharpened graphite sticks is better if your final work is graphite (like the difference between tech pens and brush), but I only really use pencil to sketch in prep for inks and/or watercolor, so using mechanical pencils made more sense/is cleaner. Graphite is messy, and I have a love/hate thing going with messy. I dunno.

Proportions are totally off in the second one, but I like how these turned out for the most part.