Thank you Wendy!
Thanks Eilis, I have never tried Graphite pencil on clayboard before. I have many color pencil boards under my belt, but this really is different.
Thank you Lesley. I don't see any of my color pencil WIPs in the WIP sticky, so here are two that may help you with your new projects.
Thank you Venkat. I wanted to try a graphite pencil in white board just to try it. The advantages I have noticed so far are the ease in which you can "remove" mistakes. I can work faster than with paper because I can make a dark spot and get my mottling with a scalpel instead of working it up in layers from light to dark like you would on paper. However I like the surface of paper for getting darks and the pencil grabs paper better. I may try a gesso board next and see how that works.
Lorna, you are such a generous lady.
Thank you Karen! Hey, I'm only in the next state. Perhaps we can get together some day for a mini workshop.
Thanks Mark, for the comment and the inspiration.
Thank you Diane!
Thanks Rodman! I am a bit nervous about this one so I am taking it slow.
Thank you Angela!
Here is my latest scan and I am, again, including a closeup. I got so obsessed with the mouth and the chin I was spending more time there than the rest of the entire piece. I had to give it a pass for now and move on, so we are ignoring the mouth and chin, ok?