Flower Sketch – Pencil on Bristol – 2017
Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the process and supplies used for creating this sketch…
I started with the basic outline of the flowers and leaves before adding some shading.
I shaded lightly at first to fill in the shapes, then started darkening some of the areas with 4B, 6B and Ebony pencils to add dimension.
Adding Lines and Detail
This sketch took quite a while to complete because of the fine detail in the leaves. Whenever I took a break, I sharpened my pencils to keep the lines as sharp and focused as possible.
Filling in the Rest
After I finished most of the shading, I used stumps and tortillons to give the solid leaves and flower petals a softer look.
Once the sketch was almost complete, I added highlights using eraser pencils, which work well in small spaces and for fine detail.
When I was done, I sprayed the sketch with ‘Krylon Workable Fixatif’ to prevent smudging.
Supplies Used For This Work
- Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface 300 Series 9 x 12″ (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
- Sanford Design Drawing Pencils (Assorted B through 6B)
- Sanford Design Ebony Pencil, Jet Black, Extra Smooth
- Faber-Castell Perfection 7056 Eraser Pencil
- Gum Erasers and Plastic Erasers
- Stumps and Tortillons (Assorted sizes)
- Pencil Sharpeners
- Krylon Workable Fixatif