Conté á Paris Sketching pencils: Sanguine, Black (Pierre Noire – 2B)
I got a tan toned Strathmore 8.5 x 11 with 128 pages for the next portion of my artistic journey. I also, decided to try a new medium so I will be using red, black, and white toned pencils from “Conté á Paris” to try out the Trois Crayons look. For today’s session I mainly wanted to see what my typical 30 and 60 second gesture times would look like and if I could conceivably work all three tones into the time frame. It didn’t work out well and I ended up switching to a 2 minute time frame and could only get the red base tone and a black over tone in each sketch. So moving forward, I think I will try to use a 3 minute session where each minute is granted for each subsequent tone. Then on longer timed projects I will feel comfortable working with the pencils and learn how to apply them more confidently.
Conté á Paris Sketching pencil: Black (Pierre Noire – 2B)
Today’s Warm-Ups and Exercises:
- 15 minutes of 30 second gesture poses (quickposes.com)
- 30 minutes of 60 second gesture poses (quickposes.com)
- 1 hour on “Trois Crayons” drawing techniques