Breathe – In Graphite (Slow Coloring -Finishing Up)

2017-05-08T11:51:46-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Wow, this one took just about forever to color. It was wonderfully relaxing, though. Slow coloring always gives me a chance to take a little inventory. As each tiny shape gets filled in, I notice whether the slowness feels nurturing or if I feel tense or distracted. The more I practice slow coloring, the more [...]

Breathe – In Graphite (Slow Coloring)

2017-05-08T11:51:46-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , |

This one is going to take a while! One of the things that I really like about using soft graphite pencils is that little, light dabs of pencil lead add so much sooty darkness. No matter how lightly I make each stroke, it's enough to add more shadowing and contouring. Lead sharpness makes a big [...]

Transcend Wide Tipped – Slow Shading – Finishing Up

2017-05-08T11:51:47-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Lots of photos today! That's what happens when I take a holiday vacation day and settle in for a nice long afternoon of coloring. There were a few times where I was starting to get concerned that the tones in this coloring were getting just a bit too dreary - but I have to admit [...]

Transcend Wide Tipped – Slow Shading Part 4

2017-05-08T11:51:47-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

A bit of silent holiday season blogging, listening to the scritchy scratchy sound of pencils on paper. :) Today's coloring progress slideshow: Today's book: Transcend For Crayons And Wide Tipped Markers (Angie's Gentle Mood Menders - Volume 4) Colored with: Derwent Graphitint pencils

Transcend Wide Tipped – Slow Shading Part 3

2017-05-08T11:51:48-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

When I'm drawing, I never really think about how complex one of my drawing might be. One line tends to lead gently to the next, and certain types of shapes like to appear in family groups at times. Bit by bit, it all adds up until the drawing is full of lines and shapes that [...]

Transcend Wide Tipped – Slow Shading Part 1

2017-05-08T11:51:48-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

As I was finishing up my last coloring (the all graphite pencil picture) I was also doing a lot of sketchpad drawing. And in the middle of all of the gray tones on my sketchbook pages, all of a sudden little dabs of color started to sneak in. Part of that color play was with [...]

Nifty Journal – Fun with Graphite – Finishing Up

2017-05-08T11:51:48-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , |

All of these colors and textures were from a single soft leaded graphite pencil. No blending or smudging this time, just variations in coloring pressure. Today's coloring progress slideshow: Today's book: Nifty (A Coloring Journal) Colored with: Mitsubishi Hi-Uni graphite pencil (10b hardness) I finished this coloring picture just in the nick [...]

Nifty Journal – Fun with Graphite – Day 1

2017-05-08T11:51:48-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Coloring with a single soft graphite pencil today. :) Today's coloring progress slideshow: Today's book: Nifty (A Coloring Journal) Colored with: Mitsubishi Hi-Uni graphite pencil (10b hardness) __________ From this morning's Facebook post: Good morning everyone! My sketchbook work tends to go through cycles. Sometimes everything is drawn with neat, smooth lines and [...]

Transcend – Slow Coloring Day 4 (Rambling Chit Chat)

2017-05-08T11:51:52-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

As I get older I get ever more comfortable with short pencils. My current sketchbook graphite drawing pencil is somewhere between stub size and ridiculous stub size right now. It gives my rough drawings on my sketch pad extra unplanned touches as lines bend every which way. Short pencils don't have the same elegant balance [...]