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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sketch of the week - Reading Peter Pan

Okay - so I may not do this every week - but it's a good goal. This one took two evenings to create (I either draw or make trolls while we watch tv). I use a simple mechanical pencil (nothing fancy) and a pencil-shaped white eraser (it comes in a plastic dispenser thingie) on a nice drawing pad - paper that has a tooth to it. I sketch lightly, then go in with harder lines. I erase a lot. Then, once I have the drawing down, I start shading. I probably could have pushed this one even further.
  Now I've got it in Photoshop to color. I'm trying some new techniques, fiddling - fiddling. I'll show it to you when it's finished.

2 comments:

SparkleFarkel said...

For some reason or another, I always seem to catch myself thinking "Peter Pan" right after Christmas. Perhaps an escape? Maybe it's a subconscious thought process in which I am merely trying to avoid January 1st: resolutions and taking a good, hard look at myself to see where I really need to be growing up around the edges.) Your picture hit the spot!

P.S. All the best to you in 2013!

Carol said...

This is adorable! Always enjoy the variety of edutainment that you post. I look forward to your email every week. Best wishes for a wonderful 2013!

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