Monday, May 30, 2011

Waiting for Spring

Charcoal and 2B graphite pencil on A4 paper.
Another work with charcoal and graphite combination. I am falling in love with the charcoal pencils.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Old Barn in Watercolor

Watercolor, Acrylic gesso on watercolor paper.
This old barn in between the various shades of green fields was a real challenge to paint. mixing so many greens from blue and yellow.. whew.. hats off to all the superb watercolorist out there.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Watercolor trials

Watercolors, color pencil, micron pen on watercolor  paper
Watercolors on watercolor paper
 Water color trials. Watercolors are tough, after getting used to Acrylics, trying to paint in watercolors is very very difficult. I have to practice a lot to achieve the kind of results that I am looking for.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Canna Leaves

Carbon, charcoal and Graphite pencil on A4 130gsm Paper.
More Carbon, Charcoal and Graphite pencil experiments. I am pleased with this piece compared to the previous one. The details on the leaves are much better in this drawing as compared to Maple leaves, where I think I ended up with too much dark background.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Mapel Leaves

carbon pencil and graphite on A4 paper
Marsha Robinett who is an amazing artist and one of my favorite, uses carbon pencil for most of her work and gets amazing results. She also has a squidoo page Drawing Techniques: using carbon, charcoal, and graphite where one can learn more about her unique technique and the advantages of using all three pencils ( graphite, carbon and charcoal) in a single piece of work.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cherry Blossoms

Graphite on handmade paper.
More experimenting with the background. Applied a dark layer of 6B blended it with a paper towel to remove excess graphite and reapplied 6B. After a few times of doing the same ... the paper refused to take any more graphite :(
Was trying to achieve a light breezy back ground but now I am not sure what it looks like.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Graphite on handmade paper.
Another small piece, 14 * 7 cms. This is the first time I have tried to get a black background in graphite, achieving a perfect dark black in graphite is very frustrating and time consuming.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Graphite on handmade Paper
A very small study, its 5.5 * 5 cms. Used 6B for the back ground but in this photo, the left side has more glare than in the actual drawing.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Graphite on handmade paper.
Trying landscapes again. Water front this time around. Not a very clear photograph though. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011