Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Pencil pot

Drawn for a magazine article. In it the American writer makes a reference to #2 pencils and wonders what the European equivalent is. This drawing is predominately Polychromos - I think I'm starting to favour these over the Cretacolors as they layer more easily and the colours are more saturated. I've been a bit concerned about using water soluable pencils especially as I don't intend to use water on them. I noticed that Polychromos are said to be 'smudge-proof' but that red (Vermilion) smudged quite a lot - it was difficult to keep the paper looking clean and the colours sharp. After some experimenting with Arches 'satin' HP paper, I've decided to stick with my usual cartridge paper.