Been a while!

It’s been a while but we’ll be having some new art up soon. Just finished one new sketch and have some more on the way and possibly some new work by a new artist. And we’ve got a photo of some talented costume making PSB fans coming up too. Thanks for hanging in there waiting for the blog to get going again, we’ve been working on Non-PSB work which I have a different Tumblr page for.

'Neil Tennant in White 2' 2014 9 x 12 graphite sketch on white paper. The original 'in white' sketch series of Chris and Neil were given to the subjects. I decided to continue with the series. 
I’ve taken a painting break as you could tell, and when I got back to sketches I was refreshed and had learned some new things while painting. I bought a new sketch book with paper that had a smoother tooth. I also experimented with new erasers. As terrible as it sounds I can be quite stubborn in my supplies and I did not know how to use knead and gum erasers effectively before so I didn’t like them. I decided to give them a try again after learning how to better use them and this is the result of that experiment. I was able to get my highlights tighter and lift graphite where I needed it without disturbing shading around it. Long story short I have added these erasers to my supplies now.

'Neil Tennant in White 2' 2014 9 x 12 graphite sketch on white paper. The original 'in white' sketch series of Chris and Neil were given to the subjects. I decided to continue with the series.

I’ve taken a painting break as you could tell, and when I got back to sketches I was refreshed and had learned some new things while painting. I bought a new sketch book with paper that had a smoother tooth. I also experimented with new erasers. As terrible as it sounds I can be quite stubborn in my supplies and I did not know how to use knead and gum erasers effectively before so I didn’t like them. I decided to give them a try again after learning how to better use them and this is the result of that experiment. I was able to get my highlights tighter and lift graphite where I needed it without disturbing shading around it. Long story short I have added these erasers to my supplies now.

'Chris Lowe Mirror' 2014 graphite sketch on paper. I was having a bit of a bad evening so I decided to work myself into a better mood by working on a really challenging sketch. This one I really didn't know if I would be able to get this one right. It could go so wrong so easily because of the shading and the highlights being so intense. If I must say so myself it turned out beautifully. I love drawing PSB at different ages but I think I lean more older because the images can be so striking that they lend themselves beautifully to other mediums of art.

'Chris Lowe Mirror' 2014 graphite sketch on paper. I was having a bit of a bad evening so I decided to work myself into a better mood by working on a really challenging sketch. This one I really didn't know if I would be able to get this one right. It could go so wrong so easily because of the shading and the highlights being so intense. If I must say so myself it turned out beautifully. I love drawing PSB at different ages but I think I lean more older because the images can be so striking that they lend themselves beautifully to other mediums of art.