I love working in black and white. This was done with my trusty black Polychromo pencil, so technically its colored pencil, even though its black and white. This 'black' is a rather blue black. There are so many 'blacks' out there, depending on which pencils you use. I think I might actually do a swatch board to sort them out. Of course with colored pencils its nice to make interesting blacks using dark colors like Prismas black cherry, grape, raspberry, etc., or some combination of other colors, but sometimes you do need to just use plain black (like for black and white illustration work).
And then there's graphite ...
OK, its settled, I'll do some swatches. Can't believe I never have!
Yesterday I had fun at my little 'do' out at Lyon Village. I took my small fruit drawings in the fancy frames as well as some prints of candy, etc., and enjoyed an afternoon of kids modeling cute clothes (some were very shy, and some have 'future runway model' written all over them and had perfected the twirl and pose), cake, and general good will. And I met some cool people! Thanks so much Lisa and Dennis for stopping by - and thanks to those of you who bought some of my art. Its always nice to know its going to a good home.
It rained today. Just a bit. Yay. Civilized Fall weather at last. Its grey and cool and I'm happy.