Thursday, April 21, 2005


My hand drawing for the Everyday Matters group weekly challenge. I tried out a new Staedtler mechanical pencil with a thick lead. I like this pencil for quick aggressive drawings, I think; it doesn't feel like it would do small detail or shading as well as the old turquoise pencils.

It is NICE to be "back in the sketchbook"! This drawing only took about 15 minutes, and I realize that even if I WAS busy the past few weeks, I could have given myself 10-20 minutes most days to sketch a little something. Posted by Hello


Shelly McC said...

Wow, this is a great drawing. I love the thick lines. The new pencil is excellent. Hope it feels as good as it makes your drawings look. Great work.

Stephen said...

This is excellent. I'd like to see what you could do with more than fifteen minutes.

Liz said...

Beautiful. I love the shading.

Please find 15 minutes a day - your audience is greedy and wants more of your wonderful drawings!

Amanda said...

Great drawing. I love your work.

Anonymous said...

'tis a great rendering of your hand
and it only took 15 mins. how great, and i really think your shading is wonderful!
EDM group

Jim said...

You know, this is frameable. What a lovely rendering of your left hand! I really like the lines you used, it isn't "outline" heavy, and the shading gives it a very nice dimensionality. Great job! Now do one of your right hand.

janey said...

Beautiful hand and I love the shading, 15 min? Wonder what would have happened in 20.