Man with the Arms

I found a process I like for sketching people. I use pencil first… not even a drawing pencil. I use a mechanical pencil with soft lead. As my subject shifts, I sketch the limbs in their changed position. Sometimes this happens several times.  I use pen and ink to emphasize the strong lines and leave the pencil tracings and smudges. I leave my options open to clean up the composition and perhaps even add some color at some later time.

Sketch: Pencil, Pen and Ink - Man with the Arms

Man with the Arms
8.5″x5.5″ 138# Mix Media Paper

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