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Saturday, August 21, 2010

A new work in progress - pencil on clayboard

I haven't done a graphite drawing ~ just for the sake of drawing in quite some time.
Here I'm trying out a new support.  This is done on clayboard by Ampersand
Here is its beginning. 
The progress continues below and I'll continue posting progress on it as I go. 
I'm using 3 H, HB, 3 B, and 6 B 
The clayboard ground, by the way, is great!  

Its hard to see what the subject matter is from these early views, but
it is a very interesting set of hibiscus buds in various stages of opening. 

4 comments:

Margaret Bednar said...

Quite striking. I also enjoyed your landscape drawings of IL. I have family in Rockford and enjoyed the old barns and farms of WI & IL as we drove through. Wanted to stop and take pictures often, but the six kids didn't have the patience for that. I think you colored pencil sky is very nice.

Helen Read said...

Thanks Margaret! I also have wanted to stop for photos so often on a trip... unfortunately, no one else is very tolerant of that idea!
Thanks for your encouraging comments!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

This is really interesting: lots of fascinating shapes with dramatic contrasts of lights and darks.

Thea said...

Wow helen, these are amazing.
Thanks for popping in often at my blog, going to peep at your gallery..

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