Friday, July 17, 2015

Sketch of Luci - original chalk drawing of a nude

I did this one on Strathmore toned tan paper - and I enjoyed working on this warm colored surface.  Not real toothy, but it was perfect with the compressed pastel sticks from General Pencil Co - in this case, black, white, sanguine and sepia.  I am always so happy to find art media made in this country.  General Pencil is not just an American company, but I really enjoy working with their products - and I LOVE their Primo Euro Blend charcoal pencils and sticks - they remind me of the Ritmo pencils of years ago.  Thanks for stopping by!


hmuxo said...

She's beautiful, Connie! I took down all the colors you use because I go to a live model class on Monday nights...I love it..however, I'm still learning so much. The 5 minute exercise looks like stick figures.. really bad. I prefer 20 min. poses!
I love using Strathmore toned tan paper as I need to pick up the correct colors in pencils...thanks for the tip. LOVE this piece!

Connie Chadwell said...

Hi Hilda - thank you so much - I'm so happy you like this drawing. Good for you going to life drawing so regularly - I do go as often as possible, but living in a rural area, it's tough. I think it's really instructive to draw from the figure. I am just delighted you're back - so great to be able to see your work again!