Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Cute Barbarian Sketch 12

Here is a true quick sketch. When I got home this evening, I found a large envelope wedged between my screen and front doors. It was a surprise from my friends who are living in Japan. Two of the things inside were an 8B graphite pencil and a soft graphite stick, maybe a bit harder than the 8B, with a leather sheath - to keep my delicate digits from getting dirty. This degree of soft lead is difficult to find and I wanted to try out these early birthday gifts.

I like this under five minute sketch. The fresh look and spontaneous lines of the drawing are things I wish I could achieve more often. The ultra-soft lead forced me to work fast and to forget about fussing too much.

Thank you Butch and Keiko!! The best pencils come from Japan!

1 comment:

Kris said...

Yay Pencils!!!