Tag Archives: Black Paper

November 11

Fairy Fall

Last Saturday morning I made a last minute decision to meet a fellow Urban Sketcher in NW. I made a calculated decision to bring some pastels because they’re too messy to explore in my small space.  It turned out to be a glorious fall day – not entirely the chill November day I anticipated. Thus, when […]

November 09

Ghost Girl

I finally got a video of this drawing – and found out I can’t upload videos without the video upgrade! The video is super slow-mo, but perfectly captures why using graphite on black paper was challenging for me: It disappears. It reappears! Individual marks are hyper-visible. I found myself fussy and needing the light and angles […]

February 28

Philtrum

  It’s almost a likeness and I enjoyed playing with the colors on the paper, but in my mind, what he’s pondering is “Where’s the space between my nose and upper lip? Where has it gone?” Our faces are not symmetrical because they result from five sections growing together and fusing by gestational week 6. […]