WetCanvas

WetCanvas (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/index.php)
-   Art Journals (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=502)
-   -   A Fist Full of Pencil Shavings (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1334410)

Munin Raven 11-09-2013 11:01 AM

A Fist Full of Pencil Shavings
 
Hi all,

Over the past few years, my sketchbooks have mostly been sat on a shelf gathering dust. I think I've only picked up a pencil once or twice so far this year, but I recently received two more sketchbooks as birthday gifts to add to the pile. I figure the friends who gave me new books will at some point inquire as to what I've been filling them with, and I don't like the idea of having to respond in a shame faced manner.

I guess opening up my pencil wrap, because of a feeling of guilt, isn't the best reason to start sketching again; but so far it's proved to be somewhat successful. Hopefully I can get back into a regular groove and, maybe, even get to the end of one or two sketchbooks by this time next year. Fingers (and pencil extenders) crossed. :crossfingers:

Along with my two new sketchbooks (16x21cm Fabriano Ingres softback two tone journal & Reeves A4 hardback), I'll also probably be switching between two super smooth Sterling Publishing archival 22x28cm hardbacks (one I bought with the idea of using solely for maritime studies), and a bunch of other cheap sketchbooks that I've picked up but so far only partially filled.

Here's my first opening offerings to the graphite gods... :)




DrDebby 11-09-2013 02:43 PM

Re: A Fist Full of Pencil Shavings
 
Welcome Munin. Interesting sketches. Do you have a custom stamp for your titles and dates?

vhere 11-11-2013 01:13 PM

Re: A Fist Full of Pencil Shavings
 
I like :)

Joan T 11-13-2013 09:58 PM

Re: A Fist Full of Pencil Shavings
 
Your sketches are really good and different.

eyepaint 11-18-2013 03:52 PM

Re: A Fist Full of Pencil Shavings
 
Oh wow! Great work!

JennyMK 11-19-2013 01:28 AM

Re: A Fist Full of Pencil Shavings
 
Very interesting! I envy your patience with drawing details!

Munin Raven 11-30-2013 09:31 AM

Re: A Fist Full of Pencil Shavings
 
Thanks for the encouragement, guys.
@DrDebby: The stamp is just one of those cheap rubber sets.




DrDebby 11-30-2013 03:04 PM

Re: A Fist Full of Pencil Shavings
 
Cool drawings.

Marmsk 12-09-2013 11:53 AM

Re: A Fist Full of Pencil Shavings
 
WOW, great drawings.

Joan T 12-16-2013 11:02 PM

Re: A Fist Full of Pencil Shavings
 
Very expressive drawings.

vhere 12-17-2013 06:20 AM

Re: A Fist Full of Pencil Shavings
 
What a range of subjects! Great :)

Munin Raven 04-30-2016 02:48 PM

Re: A Fist Full of Pencil Shavings
 
My thanks for your encouraging remarks... even though I'm replying a few years too late. :( All I can do is try, again, to break out of my self inflicted graphite procrastination. It's become very annoying.

First try today with a walk in local woodlands...


Deborah Susan Hill 04-30-2016 04:43 PM

Re: A Fist Full of Pencil Shavings
 
Wow! Great studies. Now I'm gonna have zombie nightmares during my afternoon nap.. yikes! Draw some more! your work is great!

Saint Ragdoll 05-01-2016 03:32 AM

Re: A Fist Full of Pencil Shavings
 
I really like the zombies/monsters. I have a really hard time drawing from my imagination. If it's in front of me or I am looking at a photo , I can do a decent job of drawing it.
Please post more of your sketches!
Teresa
Saint Ragdoll

Minerva C 05-01-2016 03:54 AM

Re: A Fist Full of Pencil Shavings
 
Great drawings! You have canged my way of looking at chestnuts for ever.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:07 AM.


2014 F+W All rights reserved.