Thursday, 16 July 2009

Pencil drawings

Some days I only make pencil drawings.
This keeps my drawing skills fresh - and black and white can be more evocative than colour.
The two pics above are of a friend's cat. The first in her younger days, and the second, her sunset years.

Both done from photos - because as anyone who owns a pet will tell you, they don't stay still for long! All part of their charm.

Pencil drawings sometimes take me much longer to create than paintings.
I think its because with pencil I am more likely to do a defined representation rather than the suggestion of the animal - as in the Chicken painting in the earlier post.

I love drawing. I spend hours at a time drawing. Its not unusual for me to look up and five hours will have flown by and I will have been in a world of my own. Very relaxing. Everyone should give it a try .


  1. I'm not sure, but it may be that I like pencil sketches even more than paintings. Drawings seem so "honest."

  2. I know what you mean, Fran. With pencil drawings, the subject is all important. There is nothing to distract your eye - as sometimes paint can!

  3. i like your sketches
    very natural


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