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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.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Exercise in Shading and Highlights

This was a simple lesson in shading and highlights, but, I think it turned out well.  Graphite on Blick Studio by Fabriano 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. 9.5 inches high by 6.5 inches wide.  Mock framing done in Paintshop Pro. After looking at the first version - that on the left - I decided that it needed something, so I worked on the darks a bit more... I like the way it looks now, especially since the watercolor paper gives this drawing a bit of depth that I didn't have to work hard to achieve.  As is most often the case, clicking the small version takes you to the full-size drawing.  The original piece looks much better than either of these scans.


  1. Lady Dragoness, this is wonderful! Your artwork is inspiring. I hope you remember me? Tigress from Delphi Forums? I'm off to have a look at more of your artwork. Hugs to you and the Pirate!

    Beth. xxx

  2. Of course I remember you. How could I forget my most beloved sister and friend? :) I follow your blog too, though I haven't been all that active in commenting. I'm glad you like my art. In this case, the original is so much better than the scans. I wish you could see it.

  3. It's good to catch up with you again, dearest Sis :-)

    I think you are following a blog that I don't really do much with these days. If you get a moment, please check out my newer blog. The address is http://princess4wizchallenges.blogspot.com/ and is the one that I use now.

    I love your artwork so much. You are very talented :-)