Category Archives: A Sketch a Day

November 30, 2010 sketch

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

November 30, 2010 sketch - pastel pencil on marble paper

pastel pencil and ink on marble paper, 4" x 6"

I am not sure where I got this paper from, think it’s Michaels… There is no identifying wraps or labels for my stack, and I almost forgot I even had it, but whatever it is it provides a great background for quick sketches.

October 20, 2010 sketch

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

October 20, 2010 sketch - graphite pencil, 4" x 6"

graphite pencil, 4″ x 6″

I need to use this kind of funny looking mane in a more involved portrait of a foal. Not sure yet what it will be, but it deserves to be depicted in full detail.

Also, it pays to check what sort of lead is there in the mechanical pencil BEFORE you start drawing. That saves a lot of effort when you get to the darks. I forgot that soft over hard doesn’t quite work if you are looking for even darks, so had to continue with HB. Still wondering how it got into my pencil in the first place.