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Recent pencil drawings each approx. 16″x 20″

I love my General’s Kimberly 9xxB extra soft pencil.

Drawing from Life

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A sketch drawn from nature’s bits and pieces, strewn about my yard, while I delighted in the breeze.

Little Wierdies:Upgrade

birdtopBlogger friends:Do you ever create a post then neglect to publish it?    This is a never published draft- post I just found, created one year ago day…

 

Little Weirdies-Splitting Hairs

Common ground with slightly different view points.

Moleskin Sketchbook:Smoke

                                    Liquid Pencil, gouache

Smoke: the possibilities for imagery…

Sketchbook:Vulnerable

I’ve been observing the birds that come to eat at our feeder. They brave the elements, compete for a place, fuss and play, but they are always on alert.

It seems they can rarely truly rest.

 

Sketchbook End of Glory

 

Had to say goodbye to my outrageous, opportunistic little  Morning Glory beauties.  My favorite part of summer and the last vestige of summer glory.

Not so happy about it;)

Sketchbook:Stress and Anxiety

                                                                                 Graphite, oils

Predator/prey, pressure and worry;stress and anxiety, these two almost always show up together.

Sketchbook-Two Natured

Graphite

Some creature study inspired by Nitzus’s photo. There was something in the eyes of this babirusa that appeared both feral and docile to me. The cat and crow are weighing in.

Sketchbook-Heavy Hatted

Sketchbook    Graphite

A little fashion fun:)

Sketchbook Introductions

                                                                              Graphite                                             Introductions

Kind of how one feels at an awkward new school, new job,or new neighborhood orientation:)

Goodbye Fish

Front and back cover wrap for The Sketchbook Project 2013.    Liquid Pencil and graphite

I don’t think I’ve ever finished a project so early before a deadline.  It’s done- my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project 2013.  Now watch, I’ll forget to mail it;)

BTW, There were only four pages in the sketchbook without a fish somewhere in the composition, so I deftly inserted fish on said pages;)  Fish are my constant in this book. Why? I must have been channeling Douglas Adams.  He guided me well, through to completion.

So long Doug, and thanks for all the fish;)

A compilation of the pages can be viewed in my Behance site-here www.behance.net/elenacaravela

Beyond Barriers

Sketchbook Project 2013     Graphite

No matter what sort of beyond, there are intriguing spaces to travel.  Unfortunately, there may be limitations.  Some places are dangerous, ill advised, some not yet possible.  But, the mind’s eye can lead you… anywhere.  Where do you want to go?

Gone Fishing

Sketchbook Project 2013                    Graphite 

Fishing for…information, gossip, compliments, sustenance, trouble…             Ideas?

Space Invasion

Sketchbook Project 2012                                Graphite

Up to you, how to see this one.

Past

The Sketchbook Project 2013             Graphite

From family photos, a collage of images brought together through sketch.  The past rearranged.

In The Woods

  Sketchbook Project 2013    Graphite, Liquid Pencil & White Gouache on Stipple Paper

There’s just something about the dappled light and density of the forest.  The contrasts in the scale of life.  I want to stay. It feels like home.

The Lake

Sketchbook Project  2013               Graphite 

I’ve entitled this sketch,  ” At the lake” because…   I’ve  always enjoyed trips to a lake.  But..there’s something exciting and a little bit creepy about the surroundings;murky water, snakes, mystery lurking.  This sketch captures how I felt as a kid, near the lake.

Tissue Sketch

Sketchbook Project 2013                            Tissue paper and graphite.

Dreamplay

Sketchbook pages 11-12

Lightening up.   A playful, mostly linear teen-dream.

Smudging

Sketchbook pages 5-6 graphite on block printing paper

To smudge or not to smudge.. three schools of thought, I think..

Some are opposed to using a finger or an implement to blur and fill with graphite, feeling that it’s a muddy and lazy process.  Others feel it’s the only way to modulate values.  Still others don’t make judgements about the do’s and dont’s of  technique.  Clearly,  I feel comfortable in the last camp;)

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