Water soluble graphite pencil
Adding new art stationery has become a norm. It is exciting and challenging at the same time. It adds to a change in the otherwise day today routine work which in my case is "Working with charcoals and pastels".
I purchased Camlin water soluble sticks in March 2016 and enjoyed creating a few study works using the same. I am a big fan of "Black and white works" and the art created by using these water soluble sticks gave the feel of water colour painting.
In order to work a little more on this medium, I went ahead and ordered 8 B Cretacolour water soluble graphite pencil from Amazon so that I could use it in combination with Camlin water soluble graphite sticks. These days before ordering stationery online I make it a point to read the reviews about the same. It helps a lot as it saves a lot of disappointment later.
Given below are the six small 4"X 5.5" landscape paintings ( Using water soluble graphite ) which I created in my new sketch book that I purchased recently. In most of these works I started off with the initial drawing and shading with the 8B Cretacolour pencil and after running the wet brush at places, I let it dry. In the second stage I picked up the dark tone from 8B Camlin stick using a wet brush to apply it at places where I felt needed darker values. I am enjoying these water soluble pencils and am even contemplating buying the DERWENT brand which is available online at a very competitive rate.
Cretacolour 8B watersoluble pencils.
Camlin water soluble
graphite sticks 2B, 4B, 6B.
"In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine." Ralph Waldo Emerson