Undergrounds & Layers, Gold Coast, September
Saturday September 11
Framed Just For You
GRAPHITE & COLOUR PENCILS
Create a graphite pencil tonal underground then layer with a ‘glaze’ of colour pencils. Stormy skies, moody landscapes and olde worlde scenes are some of the subjects that best suit this technique. Jan will bring a range of references to choose from.
Where: Framed Just For You
122 Brisbane Rd, Labrador, Gold Coast
Air-conditioned studio with no steps and all amenities.. Parking directly outside.
When: Saturday, May 8 2021 9am to 4pm
How to book: Phone or email Diane at FJFY:
What to bring:
Coloured Pencils – As many colours as you can afford (24 at the least, but preferably more).Sanford Prismacolor is my preferred brand but other professional brands are Faber- Castell’s Polychromos or Albrecht Durer varieties; Derwent Artists or Coloursoft; Caran d’Ache Pablo or Supracolor and Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor. But do avoid any children’s or student’s coloured pencils or you will end up very frustrated with their limited potential. (Pencils may be water soluble)
Graphite (lead) Pencils- B,2B,4B,6B. Kneadable eraser, Pen and paper for writing notes. Masking tape.
Sharpener – I recommend the desk-type rotary sharpeners. (Avoid the ones with a suction cup on the bottom.) They cost about $20-$50, but are well worth the expense. Available from some art stores, Officeworks and other stationers. Otherwise, the small, all metal sharpeners will do. Buy the pencils first and then check that they will fit the holes in the sharpener. (The Derwent Artist Pencils, for example, will not fit all sharpeners.) Derwent makes a good rotary sharpener that is cheaper than other varieties if you can find it.
An A4 sheet of graphite transfer paper. (Not carbon paper!) Drawing board – eg, an MDF board or similar, (must be smooth) Bring along something to prop up one end of the board so that you can work with the board slanted upwards. New soft- bristle brush – 2” wide or larger. For brushing away pencil crumbs. A ‘dud’ photograph or transparency - For using under your drawing hand to prevent smudging your masterpiece.
Surfaces: White or cream quality drawing cartridge, or Stonehenge paper or Hot Pressed watercolour paper. Any paper must be 220-300 gsm or thicker. Eckersley’s art store is close by so other purchases can be made there if needed.
Optional extras: Battery operated eraser (Smiggles stores sell cheap ones). Pencil extenders.
Reference material – Jan will supply a variety of photos to suit this style.