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This blog is here, so I may as well use it to display the art pieces I create. More than four years after I started, my main medium is still graphite and colored pencil, but I am also now experimenting with watercolor paints. Such pieces as I deem worthy will be displayed here, however, after posting the few back-dated pieces, my postings may not be too regular. I've been known to destroy unfinished pieces I do not like or to just not finish those pieces and move on to something else.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Turtle Sketch

Like my previous sketch, this, too, is based partly on a Drawspace lesson and partly on a photo. Unfortunately, as with other source photos I've used, this, too, is no longer available online.

Two weeks - more or less - is what I've spent on this beast. To be fair, it wasn't two weeks straight though. I took a lot of breaks after doing very little, and spent a lot of time just that last night on it. I finished it May 18, 2008. The shadow - leaves a lot to be desired... and that's the best I can say for that part of the drawing. As for the rest, I'm satisfied that at my present knowledge and skill level (talent not included) I've done the best I could.

I used Derwent Inktense (water soluable) colored pencils on 140 pound cold pressed watercolor paper. And yep, I did use the water, although that's not strictly obligatory. The original is 9.5 inches high by 13 inches wide.

When my mother asked what I was doing, I mentioned drawing... and she said she wanted something I drew... so the original sketch is hers. But I decided long before I started, that I'd keep copies of all that I do.