3" x 3.5" graphite in Moleskine
Stacy L. Rowan
Here is my submission for the September Virtual Sketch Date.
I knew I didn't have much time this week to work on my drawing so I decided to use my Moleskine sketchbook. That was a good decision. Since I was using the sketchbook, I decided to use graphite. That was not so good a decision.
Since the tones in the petals were subtle, I felt I had to lay in the dark background first to give me something to judge the lighter tones against. By the time I had layered on the darks in the background and the vase, my time and patience were running out. So I rushed the petals. As a result, this is not my favorite VSD entry - not bad, just not my favorite.
Of course, I wasn't loving last month's entry at this time either, and my cabbage definitely grew on me. I like it a lot better now. Maybe the lesson here is that I should refrain from passing judgement on my work until some time has passed.
Please visit the Virtual Sketch Date blog tomorrow and use the links to look at the other entries.
Note: I drew the whole entry and cropped the image after for posting here.