Graphite on paper, 7″ x 5″
For this one I tried various tools on a sketch paper version of this drawing, but then settled on just using a Palomino Blackwing pencil and an eraser.
The strange point on the pencil is because lately I’ve been sharpening my pencils by carefully carving just the wood away with a sharp knife, which saves some of the graphite. The eraser on the pencil is good and I used it some, but the Tombow Mono let me erase small areas for the highlights on the tree branches in the background.
6 thoughts on “Waterfall Book 6”
I like how you carve your pencils because I’ve lost a ton of lead/watercolor pencils points in sharpeners. Lovely waterfall sketch!!
If you want to try it too, I’d suggest a real knife like the Mora companion that I used, rather than a razor blade like I’ve seen other artists do. A razor doesn’t give much to hold on to and presents a risk of it slipping out of your hand, but a good knife is much safer since you can get a good hold on it. I’ve recently started doing this with a variety of pencils and colored pencils and it works well, though sometimes you’ll still need to shave the lead a bit for a sharp point just for details. 🙂
Very nice! I love the atmosphere.
I take note of the Tombow Mono because it might be just the thing I need.
It is very useful. With other erasers the edges and corners are a prime resource for fine and accurate erasing, but they quickly round off. This one has been great for getting into tight spots. Alternatively you could cut an eraser to regain a sharp edge, but eventually you’ll be left with lots of small wasted pieces. 🙂
…and round corners again eventually. Thanks a lot for this information 🙂 I’ll surely get myself one some time soon.