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Squirrel sketch on toned paper

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Squirrel sketch on toned paper

Postby Laurene » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:09 pm

I haven't posted anything for quite a while. I've been having some trouble with my vision but thankfully it's improving although I still struggle with fine detail. I was never one to sketch loosely primarily because I never enjoyed it, but I saw some illustrations on toned paper by Paschalis Dougalis on facebook that inspired me. His are detailed of course, but the method adapts well to loose sketching.

This is a small (5" x 8") sketch on Strathmore toned paper, using Staedtler fine liner for the black and a white Gelly Roll pen as well as a white Prismacolor pencil.
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Re: Squirrel sketch on toned paper

Postby Bob1298 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:02 am

So very glad to hear you are on the mend. Love the sketch, like the freedom of sketching, it is a nice break.

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Re: Squirrel sketch on toned paper

Postby Laurene » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:17 pm

Thanks Bob! I think I found a method of sketching that I'll really enjoy. For now the idea is to keep them small (I bought a 5" x 8" pad) and spend no more than say 2 hours on a sketch. I like the way you put it, it's the freedom of sketching that's appealing to me right now.

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Re: Squirrel sketch on toned paper

Postby kennyc » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:44 am

Wonderful!
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Re: Squirrel sketch on toned paper

Postby KrissyNZ » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:03 am

That looks great Laurene! I've always been interested in sketching on toned paper but for some reason have never given it a go. Hopefully someone gifts me a voucher for the art shop this year for Christmas :D

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Re: Squirrel sketch on toned paper

Postby Laurene » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:51 pm

Thanks Kenny & Krissy! It was fun and quick to do.

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Re: Squirrel sketch on toned paper

Postby Bev » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:12 pm

We are all thinking along the same lines Laurene, I have recently done some horse sketches which I enjoyed doing, but not as detailed as yours which is really good. I like the combination of black and white inks.
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Re: Squirrel sketch on toned paper

Postby Laurene » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:09 pm

Hi Bev. Yes, I saw them on facebook and they're wonderful. Horses can be so difficult to draw and you've always shown that you really understand their anatomy.

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