Key is the word for today. I had 3 old keys laying about so I drew them. The light was coming from the top right hand corner. You might only want to do 1 key or even an allen key. Have fun with it.
This is an exercise in drawing what I see. Concentrating on what I actually see and not on what I think I should see. It is not easy to keep the concentration level up to the extent I need for more than an hour or two so I will give it a rest for now and post this drawing in stages, so I hope it turns out or I am going to look silly as this is not done in advance but in real time.
I am using charcoal and graphite pencils as it gives a larger tonal range and I think the charcoal makes the picture pop.
The drain is not quite finished yet but I am wanting to get to the water dripping into the sink.
Watch this space for the next stage.
The sink part 2. This stage has taken another 2 hours. I am using watercolour paper but I think next time I do a metallic drawing I will use a smoother paper. As this was just intended as an exercise it is not too drastic. I am being very careful to shade in the right directions of the water flow. The shadows are done with a charcoal pencil which with blending dark to light is giving depth to the drawing. So far so good.
The sink part 3. There are a lot of water drops in this picture, one trick I did learn with using this paper. Sometimes the graphite does not cover a small spot because of the texture, that is where I put a water drop. just go partly around the blank spot with the fine charcoal pencil and a touch of graphite between that and the space blend it and there you have your drop.
The Sink completed.
I have finished the sink drawing today. It was a great exercise for shading. Using charcoal along with the graphite made all the difference. Some of the highlights are scratched out with a scalpel. I hope you enjoyed the blog. Please share my work with your friends and feel free to leave comments.
Zilpa van der Gragt.