I hadnt visited this site for a while and Im really impressed with the snow scene viv. Was that a plein aire ?
Im looking for these new tinted graphite pencils that Derwent makes. Somehow I believe that theyre only available in UK and Not in US (although most of the really good art supply stores have been bought up by thee crappy mega box "artsy ****" stores like Michaels or AC Moore. (These store give the appaearances of carrying esoteric stock but they dont, they wont even carry Semmelier watercolors , the bastids).
ANYBODY have a chance to use the tinted graphites yet? They are essentially black grqphite pencils with just a hint of color that can only be seen next to each other. Im using a lot of black board lately and have been doing illustrations of powere boats on black backgrounds for some of my friends and clients.
I did one of a San Juan 48 that made me wish I had the money to plunk down on one.
thanks Farmer - sorry I haven't looked here for a while as I've been really rushed gettting work ready for galleries and working,.
No it was a studio painting from a sketch - of summer! but I'd roughly sketched it in with Prussian Blue and liked it and decided to change the season - so it's imagination mainly.
Can we see some of your recent work? it sounds interesting
the graphitint pencils - well I've only had a scribble with some that belonged to one of my students and they are good - but not for me.
When you wet them they do bleed rich colour but I like a little more idea of what colour and colour mix I'm going to get so I wouldn't use them for a coloured (real life colours) sketch.
What I would like them for is tonal monochrome-ish sketches - maybe a dark umber, a sienna and a honey colour, maybe a dark blue to intensify darks. Used like that I'd like them.
I think Dick Blick may
have them as several US artists on Wet Canvas forums have used them - if not, a check on the forums there will tell you where they acquired them.
The name of them is Derwent Graphitint
(to help you google)