Anytime I put a whole group of pieces together, I like to make at least a couple of drawings to include. I paint almost exclusively these days, but pencils are my art roots. I've been drawing and shading with a pencil since I was seven or eight years old, but I didn't start seriously learning how to work with paint until my later years of college. This means I have about 25 years of experience with a pencil vs maybe 12 years with paint. There is an ease and quickness that I find with pencils that I haven't yet achieved with a paintbrush - my painting technique is still painstaking and often tedious. I still linger for too long over parts of images (like I used to with a pencil), but I like to think that maybe after another 12 or so years I'll catch up. We'll see.
"Her Beating Heart", inspired by "Snow White". Graphite on tea toned bristol board.
"Snow and Rose", inspired by "Snow White and Rose Red". Graphite on tea toned bristol board.