A Peek Into My Sketchbook | A Bit Of Photography

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Hello, all!

Are you doing well?

I have been working in my sketchbook a good book today, and I thought I’d share! I have been working on drawing lots of different things and working with different art mediums, such as colored pencils (which I’ve never liked☹️), watercolor, charcoal, and others.

I like to try new things (mostly😜) and I have been enjoying using the things I have around the house. It’s fun to find out what is fun to use that you never really enjoyed!

I was experimenting today drawing hair. For some reason hair has always been one of the hardest parts of drawing a complete head. I have been learning how to “block out” the shape of the har, then add detail. (well, when I say learning, I mean figuring it out myself while I listen to Adventures In Odessey😆)

I have also been working on blending colors together to create highlights are shading, and I am really enjoying it! Especially with colored pencils. They actually blend a lot better than I ever thought!

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This one turned out m favorite, I believe. This was with Crayola (I know!) colored pencils. I just used the tan colored one where I wanted highlights before I added brown, and then I layered the brown up , leaving highlights where I thought they’d go. (I actually copied my hair the best I could from a picture of myself. It actually looks like my hair!)

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I started this one and then decided I should take pictures of the process! I used my Tombow dual brush pens for this one. I have really been trying to nail-down the blending for these ever since I got them, and i do believe I’ve figured it out. (and I do believe this applies to most art mediums as well.) Start with a light color, then add the darker color on top. with hair, I left spots with only the lighter color showing through for the reflection, then added the light color back on top, blending it out, looking a bit more natural.

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I like to add the face shape in there to see how everything fits. (:

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And thus ends the very quick view into what I’ve been working on in my sketchbook! I know that was short, but I’m planning on doing a sketchbook tour once I’ve filled this one completely.

Now, onward to photos!

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Thank you all for reading and looking at this (rather short) post! I am looking forward to new posts soon(:

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Have you ever drawn hair? Do you use Crayola? Is it raining where you live? What’s your favorite season?

9 thoughts on “A Peek Into My Sketchbook | A Bit Of Photography

  1. I love drawing hair! I use Crayola but the main brand I use is Sargent Art. It is NOT raining where I live but it snowed a couple days ago. I live on the east coast 🙂

    My fave season is DEFINITELY autumn, then spring, then winter, and last of all summer. I hate summer. I don’t know why everybody else does, hate to be the party pooper, but I love the cold and hate the hot. I do enjoy warm weather though, preferably 40-63 degrees if it’s breezy.

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    1. Isn’t it fun? Oh, yes, I’ve heard of Sargent Art. Do you like it? Whoa, SNOW?? We live on the bottom of the east coast, but all we’ve got is rain🤦🏻‍♀️
      YES!! Autumn and Spring are my two favorites as well. Wow, you like cold? I don’t mind it, but I much prefer Spring/Fall temps.
      Thanks so much for the comment, Christina!

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