Study Group in the Rough

I normally carry a pencil sharpener with me when I know I’m going to sketch. It usually isn’t necessary since my drawing implements are nicely pointed most of the time. Imagine my dismay when I sat down to make a group portrait and discovered that the point of my pencil was gone! It looked like […]

Pack Man

Sometimes, pencil is the right tool for the job. The subject of the sketch below merited such a treatment. The subject’s pack, with all its details, on the other hand could have been beautifully rendered in ink. Since I am the final arbiter of my artistic implements, pencil it is. (The wavy line to the […]