|Pinwheel Prone with a Thread Attached; graphite on paper; 7" x 10"|
The point going off to the lower left was the hardest part to draw in this little piece. I wanted it to "rise" off the page and that took some figuring out.
These past few drawings in graphite caused me to do a little research on papers and pencils. I went on Etsy to see what other artists are using there. Bristols by Winsor & Newton and Sennelier were common. There was even a deckled bristol that sounded quite nice. But the sweetest drawing I saw there was one done on Canson acid-free drawing paper. Not far off from what I use: Strathmore acid-free. I have quite a few drawing books that talk about materials too. Bristols, watercolor paper and sketching pads were top choices there.
Wet Paint is having a Try It! night tomorrow evening (5:30 - 7:30) where you can drop in and try out some special drawing surfaces. They'll be prepared with various Golden gessos and mediums to affect absorbancy and toothiness. I'm thinking of going.