January 6, 2010 sketch

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

Trees (or something like that) - 4 x 6 - pastel pencil, China marker

4″ x 6″, pastel pencil, China marker *SOLD*

Today’s small discovery: China marker works way better as a highlight preserver than white charcoal or pastel (I made trunks and branches with it). Also, some Dervent pastel pencils of earthy variety act more like colored pencils then pastel. Since this sketch was done mainly by blending colors with a dry brush, the second discovery was not pleasant. Moral: test on scrap paper first (yeah, fresh idea, I know).

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