'Neil Art Lesson 1' 2014. The top sketch is by me and the bottom sketch is by Isabell Folkesson as part of an online art lesson. They were drawn from the same reference photo and worked on only when we were online at the same time as a lesson. They turned out pretty well, much to learn still. The reward was being able to pass on my knowledge and techniques to a new artist. There will be more to come as lessons continue.

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.