Happy Friday, everyone! It’s not just Friday, it’s Paint Party Friday, yay! Hopefully, Edith here counts, as she was done in pencil, so not technically a painting. Derwent Drawing Pencils (not the colored pencils) in my Strathmore Visual Journal. These pencils are so buttery soft. I love using them, but I have to be more patient than usual because they don’t erase at all. I did a light sketch in graphite first so I could fix errors and then went in with the Derwents. My little set of 12 only has these earthy colors and I haven’t seen bigger sets. The Strathmore journal doesn’t have as much tooth as my regular sketchbook but works fine for pencil if you keep it light. I really like the 9″x12″ size and the heavy pages that take paint, gesso, ect. so well. Click the pic to enlarge. I’m very happy with this one. 🙂
ETA: Some people have commented that Edith looks a lot like Angelina but this is a lovely young woman whose name really is Edith. She modeled for some artist reference photos. You should see the rest of her outfit! Maybe I’ll do a full length one some day just to show off the dress.
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