Thursday, June 13, 2013


I just added a bit more to this, finishing with the white charcoal for the highlighted areas.  (This is more true to the color of the warm toned paper from Strathmore I'm using - it comes in a nice sketchbook which has perforated edges on the left side so if you do something you want to hang or show, you can tear it out easily.)

This is what I'm doing in between drawing squares and rectangles :)

Here's my set-up in my art room (a bit crowded because it's a small room) with the easel and a backing board and then the plexiglass over that.  I draw on the plexi, making adjustments as necessary (I'm already getting better at sight-seeing the shape and drawing it the right size width and height on the plexi), using a Caran d'Ache crayon which wipes right off.

I am about to progress from squares and rectangles to other shapes like peaches, vases, etc.

We had some strong storms come through early this morning and looks like another round is on its way...


Sadami said...

Hi, Rhonda,
I really like this drawing!! Congrats!
Best wishes, Sadami

Jeanette said...

This is great! I love toned paper too, it almost gives an antique feel to drawings.

And speaking of drawing, as you likely know, its my mantra. :) mostly because it was my area of concentration when I was learning all those millions of years ago.

Everyone, no matter what stage should go back to basics now and then and unlearn their shortcuts and errors. Nothing is a better skill to have under your belt.

Carol Blackburn said...

Rhonda, the portrait came out great. You seem to be having such fun in the guise of learning; isn't that the best way to learn.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Sadami, Jeanette and Carol :) I am pleased with it - I didn't go too far.

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Rhonda,
Nice job. Very nice. Keep at it and you may soon be forced to turn away the many commissions headed your way.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Stay safe in the storms, Rhonda. Love your work, as always.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Gary - a long way to go before that happens (and not sure I want that to happen! ha ha) Aloha :)

Sherry, we had some hum dingers yesterday and pouring rain off and on until late afternoon - then fine and now the air is clear and clean and cooler :) And the clouds yesterday evening were gorgeous!!!

AK said...

Love the expression. Great job.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Asit :)