a soft pencil girl

I sat down this morning to pencil the drawing of the day. Couldn’t find my favorite aluminum bodied Rotring mechanical pencil in The Many Coffee Cups of Doom and Art Supplies, so I pulled a little plastic one out at random.  Now, I always draw with a hard pencil, usually a 2H, but this one had a soft lead it in it, an HB or even an F. No idea where it came from; I can only assume it is not my pencil and ended up in my Coffee Cup of Doom and Art Supplies by mistake.  (The other alternative is that it is a new pencil and I unwrapped it and put it in the CCODAAS without replacing the lead first.)

And I just sort of went with it and drew this hexapod girl holding a giant pencil.  (Why?  There is no “why”– there is only drawing.)  I can’t tell you how long it has been since I have drawn with a soft pencil, and it it was actually sort of fun.

I’ll probably never ink this drawing, so it doesn’t count as a drawing of the day, and it will be a pain in the neck in the sketchbook for the duration, rubbing graphite over anything it touches.  But I like it anyway.  It is presented to you in its original, uncorrected form, straight from a 48 bit color scan, complete with off white paper, random smears and eraser crumbs.

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3 Responses to a soft pencil girl

  1. Adorable artwork there. You have a natural talent👍

    • Pam Bliss says:

      Thank you very much for your kind words and I hope you enjoy reading and following the blog. But I’m afraid I don’t believe in “natural talent”. What you’re seeing in any of my drawings is skill or ability (at whatever level– the world is full of people who draw way better than I do!), gained in more than 40 years of study and daily practice, with the goal of making tomorrow’s drawings better than today’s.

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