After posting my last article on pencils (and thanks to everyone who took the time to comment) I found myself looking through my travel sketchbooks for the last few years to find some more examples of sketches done with a Faber Castell Graphite Aquarelle pencil. This article contains some of the sketches I found.
I really like using this pencil in a combination of dry and wet techniques to create a really expressive line. Sometimes I even dip the lead in my water container to create a real dense crayon-like black mark – but this is a bad habit as it weakens the lead. Hmm, I think I should put one back in my kit and try to use it a little more!
So here they are…
(I had to include a Palladian building, didn’t I? But I’m not going to mention Palladian Odyssey – oops! I just did! I’m hopeless, I know.)