Today’s images come from the West Coast of Tasmania, a wild, rugged area that is very popular with tourists. As with yesterday’s featured images, both of these are quite dark. This is due to the dense forest in the area and also to the way I use blacklead pencils.
In both drawings I have used light to give a strong contrast to the areas of shadow. Drawings such as these are produced on heavy, rough watercolour paper. Pencils used were HB, 2B, 6B and EE.
TYPES OF BLACKLEADS
H – hard, light tones. HB, H, 2H – 8H.
B – soft, dark tones. B, 2B – 8B.
Graphite pencils are very responsive and wonderful to work with.
Tomorrow I will talk about the various papers I use.