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old outbuildinggraphite sketch outbuilding

I am lucky enough to be able to go out and paint/draw  with a group of artists once a week. This past week we went to a very old farm belonging to a friend of mine.

For this sketch I used a 2B  for the overall foundation sketch and a 9B for the darkest areas and some details. It was done on Strathmore Drawing; an economical, smooth paper; fine for everyday sketching, but harder to get good “darks” on due to the lack of “tooth”.

NOTE: All images and text in this post are Copyright K. A. Renninger 2011. I am happy to have you share them through your own blog, and hope you will do so— but you must give me credit. Anyone who uses them to make money will be prosecuted.