This Christmas DH came home with a poinsettia for us. Regular viewers will have noticed that since it didn’t expire too quickly, I have been making the most of the subject and sketching it. Here is my latest drawing of the Poinsettia, this time in graphite pencil.
I used my Kohl Noir Progresso pencils for this sketch. I love those pencils as they are all graphite without any wood casing so you can get quite expressive with them before they wear down too much. DO give them a try if you can get hold of some.
The picture is a little dark, that’s winter for you Just for comparison, the reason I don’t always brighten my pictures with the computer, is because doing so also alters the look of the shading. The picture below was brightened, its brighter but the tones in the shading have altered too much from the original image. Hope we get some brighter weather soon, I’d like to get more drawing practice in.
Hope you like it, how about you, what have you been drawing this year?
Best wishes and thanks for reading see you soon