Sunday, February 15, 2009

Back To Graphite!

Baby Orang
By: Lori Talbert
I have not done any projects in graphite lately and came across this reference pic in the image library of an artist's forum I belong to. I decided to do the drawing in graphite in the OSWOA format of 4x6. An OSWOA can be any medium just the size is required.
I learned that for me graphite (my preferred medium) needs to be practised frequently. With colored pencil I can sometimes rely on just the colors to show what I want but graphite needs to be more subtle using just different shades of the medium. This little guy took a somewhat longer than the other OSWOAs I have been completing but I was glad I tried it in graphite. I will definitely begin using graphite as much as color pencil in my work in the future. I want to keep all of my skills and continue to improve in them.
However I think I may also try this little guy in color pencil as well!


Laure Ferlita said...

What a sweet face! Looks like you had a lot of fun with this. It is difficult when you switch mediums to keep "fresh" in all of them, but maybe that's part of why we learn so much when we switch.

Teri C said...

Beautifully done! Great composition too.

I find myself returning to graphite every so often. It's good for the soul! lol

Tresses Art Blog said...

Loving that Graphite Lori!! Nice job he's got quite the mug on him!!

Teresa said...

Lori you did a wonderful job on this! He looks so huggable! Two thumbs up on the subtle shading.

"JeanneG" said...

Nice job. I love their cute faces. I just finished a postcard for a trade of a baboon. Can't say they are cute. I tried it in colored pencil then tossed it and went to graphite. Much more comfortable.

Chuck Dilmore said...

very nicely done!