I’m in a lull where I’m not taking any art classes for a few weeks. I am making a point to practice during the evenings and on weekends. Time permitting. I have a lot of photos that I have taken and I have spent some time going through them. The ones I have selected to draw, I have them printed on my Epson printer on 5″x7″ photo paper. This size paper is big enough to see the details and still small enough that I can stick it on the corner of my drawing board while I sketch/draw. The 4″x6″ photo paper is too small to see any details, but I will print a few of this size for quick references and they are small enough to carry in my purse for when I want to draw-on-the-go.
I have a lot of tropical fish pictures I have taken from my snorkeling adventures in the Caribbean. I thought today would be a good time to get out my graphite pencils and do a drawing of a Blue Tang:
Drawing with graphite pencils is my first choice and favorite art medium to use. I do like to experiment with color and I am still learning to use my color pencils. I am also glad to have had the opportunity to experiment with color pencils in my Drawing Explorations class back in May. I thought it would be a great idea to redraw my Blue Tang drawing in color:
This drawing is still a work in progress.
Here’s another drawing in the works:
Papers used: Canson Sketch paper