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Old 11-09-2013, 11:01 AM
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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.

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...



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Re: A Fist Full of Pencil Shavings

Welcome Munin. Interesting sketches. Do you have a custom stamp for your titles and dates?
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I like
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Your sketches are really good and different.
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Oh wow! Great work!
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Very interesting! I envy your patience with drawing details!
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Thanks for the encouragement, guys.
@DrDebby: The stamp is just one of those cheap rubber sets.



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WOW, great drawings.
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What a range of subjects! Great
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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...

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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!
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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!
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Great drawings! You have canged my way of looking at chestnuts for ever.
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