Friday, March 19, 2010

'Watching the night'

'Watching the Night' Pencil Sketch

I haven't done any pencil work for a while and fancied a change last night from painting! 

With this drawing, I really wanted to explore using a pencil to add texture rather than produce a technically perfect and photographic quality piece of work. I can find such pieces rather soulless and lacking in feeling. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.....


  1. Love it Cat...but then I am hooked on the pencil.
    I just love to play with those graphite pencils.

    Fantastic job. great tones.

  2. I like texture too! This looks great.

  3. Thanks both! Long time since I have done a pencil drawing. (Used to do them all the time) Really enjoyed it so I think I will do more! : ) Cat

  4. It is a gorgeous and moving piece of work ~ Well done! ;-)

  5. It's beautiful. I love profiles and makes me want to reach out and touch her hair.

  6. Thank you Katia and Cathy! I know what you mean about profiles! You feel you are watching someone but they are not engaging with you. It is much more 'private' and it doesn't demand a response from you because they are not looking at you! Oh, that sound confusing! Well I know what I mean, I think! Thanks ladies again, Cat