Inspired by russet autumn colors, I’ve tried my hand at drawing with Koh-I-Noor sepia and sanguine. Since my paper was toned, I also bought charcoal and white chalk. All the media were in the form of pencils.
The right eraser acts as a superhero: it readily saves the wonderful worlds which you are creating with graphite pencils. The wrong one can ruin your drawing.
Once I went on a package holiday to Germany. Our group had some spare time in Dresden. The tourists, including me, rushed to the Old Masters Picture Gallery with enthusiasm.
In the last few years, I mostly use the graphite pencils Faber-Castell. It isn’t just a matter of habit. They have many advantages.
I like regular pencils but sometimes it seems to me that grey graphite sketches look too stern. Reddish-brown sanguine drawings are much warmer.
Detailed corrections can be crucial – for example, highlighting the glimmer of an eye in a portrait or smoothing out the edge of a distant wood in a landscape.
My husband and I were passing through the capital of Austria on vacation. We had only an hour to walk, so we hadn’t gone to the famous Österreichische Galerie Belvedere – what’s the point of looking at great paintings in…
Whenever you go to paint outdoors take along something to sit on. Of course, it may be an old bucket or a wooden box, but I would advise you to buy a special, compact piece of furniture.
According to a popular belief, synthetic bristle is simply not comparable to Kolinsky sable or even squirrel. Synthetic brushes have a number of drawbacks, that’s true, but I’m sure: they offer significant advantages over their counterparts at the same time. And it…
The head of a brush may be manufactured of synthetic or natural materials. Modern-day polyester filaments differ greatly in performance – you never know what they’re capable of until you try to use them. The behavior of natural material is more predictable. Each…