Thursday, January 7, 2016

BLACK AND WHITE ON TONED PAPER





I have two Strathmore toned paper sketchbooks.  This one is the grey one and I'm using black and white charcoal only for the drawings for January...




This exercise is just to help my drawing (and seeing) skills so no color for now.









Deer

















7 comments:

Sadami said...

Good on ye in busy days! Go, go, Rhonda! Have fun in drawing. Best wishes, Sadami

Jeanette Jobson said...

The toned paper is great to use and gives a perfect middle ground for drawing. Have you tried the tan one too?

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Sadami :) Jeanette, I've enjoyed your latest works! Yes, I have both toned sketchbooks and have used the other but wanted to try this one more - for now. We'll see how long I stick with black and white only (of course, I'm cheating and painting in acrylic in colors - to share later).

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

You have captured the foreshortening very well, I always struggle with that. A lovely drawing, I can almost feel the silkiness of the deer's coat.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Lisa. It looks a bit stiff to me right now and that's something I'll have to work on - getting looser with drawing (I guess you can do it but most drawings look fairly stiff...wonder if blurring the edges would work?)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

nice deer and good exercise :)

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Jennifer Rose. Keeping with the black and white theme in my toned books - I have gotten better with my drawing, and it doesn't show until I return to it later...Every little exercise helps.