Saturday, October 9, 2010

On campus.

Drew with Palomino Blackwing in Moleskine. Overwhelmed by softness of the lead, I thought it would be HB, but it is B or even 2B. I often use 5H for first touch, HB is my most used. From this one head spinning. So pretty aggressive sketch. Add a bit of white for the sky. Should I spray it to protect?

4 comments:

Serena said...

Great sketch! I'm no expert but, if I use soft pencils, I tend to use a fixative to keep the smudging to a minimum. :)

B2-kun said...

Very nice! while the waxy graphite marks are unlikely to smudge, the white area might need some fixative to protect it.

Irina said...

Yes, you need to fix it. Great sketh.

Nikira said...

Thank you very much, Serena, B2-kun and Irina. I did listen to you and sprayed fixative on it, because it already got some marks, when I did drawing on the next spread, even I put piece of thick paper between, as I often do to protect from bleeding through.
@B2-kun, I didn't find this lead waxy, I thought it is just very soft, I tried, it get smudges easily.