Monday, March 9, 2009

Drawing of An Old House--Part 2

At this point, I have started to put in some medium tones with my 2b pencil and then start to add in some darker tones and shadows. As I added more and more, I would blend each addition using a tortillion, which is basically just a rolled up piece of paper, which can be purchased at art supply just about any where. They are available in small, medium and large sizes. I tend to use the small and medium for most of my work.

As you may be able to see from this photo, I started at the left front of the building, working my way around to the right side. That's how I generally work, doing sort of a layering of tone and building that up.

I have also put in just a bit of detail. For me, drawing is about realism and to achieve that, detail really is everything.

Part 3 is coming real soon!


  1. WOW what can I say. This is just beautiful and so realistic. Looking forward to part 3.
    Jill..If possible can we see your work a little larger..the images are so small. hard to see detail.

  2. Thank-you Dors, I hadn't realized that this drawing was hard to see, and sorry to anyone else who may have had a hard time with seeing it also.
    In Parts 3 and 4 I'll make a size adjustment.


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