Sunday, November 22, 2009


Using my own hand to try to get more practice, but used pastel pencils (which I am not used to using). Is there a sharpener I should know about to get these things sharp without breaking the "lead" every time?

This is a thin scrap piece of Canson Mi-Tientes paper in eggshell. Using the few colors I have of the pastel pencils - not very many colors, as you can see. And no, my hand is not that pink!

Then I got out my Exacompta sketchbook and did this while looking out the kitchen window. A male and female finch on the thistle feeder in graphite. They stayed there long enough for me to get a fairly good sketch of them...then when they flew off, I worked on the feeder.


jgr said...

Good job on the hand sketch! The figure is nice, too!

Ann Buckner said...

Good for you doing the 20 minute challenge. The shapes in the hand look good as do the little birds.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Jane and Ann :) I am happy with the shapes of the hand - wish I had some better colors to use. May get out some conte crayons next time.