Sunday, April 1, 2012

Water-soluble graphite

Water-soluble graphite on paper
Water-soluble graphite on paper
The last two days, I continued exploring my new materials. For these two sketches I used two water-soluble graphite pencils, 2B and 6B and a graphite stick. The stick, wide about 1 cm is perfect for covering large areas, like the hair in the portrait, and produces very good dark color. I am really pleased how the graphite marks from all three nicely spread with water. These, combined with a water-brush, could be perfect tools for sketching on the go.

10 comments:

AK said...

The top one has some lovely textures. Will have to try this.

Lynn said...

A beautiful self portrait yes?

both so well done.

Jane said...

Your portrait is really great Blaga...spot on! Sounds like a nice tool, will try it.

Rita Vaselli said...

Hello Blaga!Great works!And tonal value gives strong composition when you will use colors!You are so talented!

Judy said...

Your portrait is beautiful, Blaga! Interesting textures you achieved with these pencils, great for studies!

JANE MINTER said...

self portrait is excellent blaga .

Blaga said...

Asit, Lynn, Jane, Rita, Judy, Jane, thank you all for your comments!

Tito said...

Hi Blaga, what a wonderful sketches! Your self portrait is simply beautiful! I'm happy to see that you too have found the water-soluble graphite very useful for this kind of exercise. Did you have try to combine this medium together with the conventional watercolor? Hugs!

Sadami said...

Hi,Blaga,
Wonderful sketches!! I really like your self-portrait. Enjoy B&W. Value study is crucial for colour.
Cheers,Sadami

Nora MacPhail said...

Awesome sketches. Your portrait is great. Yes, I love those graphite water-soluble pencils, they can be so fun!