Graphite pencil drawings

No taping down the papers, minimum art supplies, no water need, basically it requires less preparation and less space. I like to draw with graphite pencils on a sketchbook these days.

Watermelon slices

Watermelon slices – sketch in graphite pencil
Pencil drawing of watermelon slices

Toucan

There is a Twitter account named animalalphabets where they give an animal name every week to create your art. Every Monday we have to post our creation by tagging them and they would retweet it.

I got to see some nice artwork here πŸ™‚. So a couple of weeks ago I thought why not participate in this. The alphabet for the week was T and the animal they choose was the toucan bird.

Here is my drawing of a toucan bird.

Drawing of a Toucan bird in graphite pencil

It was a little hard to get the proportion right for the beak. I think I managed to get that almost right!

Toucan closeup

I have been watching a TV show for the past two weeks and it has been taking all my time and sleep. But I still did some drawings πŸ™‚

Here is a sneak peek into my next drawing. I have not decided if it’s going to be in color or graphite yet.

Honeybee 🐝 on flowers – pencil sketch

What do you think of these drawings? Which is your favorite?

Did you like these drawings? Give it a share. You might also like my other graphite drawings

Long break and unfinished artwork

Last week I took my sketchbook and pencil and started to draw some flowers and leaves. It felt so good to be sketching again after 2 years!

I am a mom now. I took a long break from art to be with my baby. My son is one and half years old now and I feel I am ready to give some time for my art again!

I do not get much time with the homemaking and my son keeps me busy all day. But I like to draw more in the coming days.

Drawing practice

I have some unfinished drawings and paintings to work on from before. But I am not feeling up to it. I may go back to it after some more practice with new ones.

Cat in graphite pencil- unfinished
Acrylic painting – unfinished

I have explored color pencil medium too which I have not posted here before.

Clownfish in color pencil- my first project
Color pencil practice sketch- flower
Color pencil practice sketch – branch

You can take a look at some more drawings and paintings on my Instagram. I also have uploaded some art videos to my YouTube channel. I would love it if you support me by subscribing to my channel and watching my videos.

Do you start new artwork without finishing the one you are working on? And why?

Wave Acrylic Painting- time lapse video and tips

I was little hesitant to try this painting, but I am glad I did give it a try.

This painting was a bit time consuming and complex too, but I managed to complete it πŸ˜€

Tip1:

While painting, if you feel the highlights for the water detail has become too bright, you can just glaze over it with the appropriate shade of color. 

Here is a picture of the finished painting.

Sea Wave - acrylic painting
Wave acrylic painting

 

I also have a time lapse video uploaded on my youtube channel. Please watch, like, share, subscribe and let me know what you think in the comments section 😊 

 

 

 

I found new jars for the water to clean my brushes.. yay!!.. They are old pickle jars.

I saw this tip on youtube (check this video by Kristy, for more details;time timestamp 4:30 to 5:10) to use two jars of water to keep the brush clean and to have clear water to mix with paint if you need it. I used this approach this time .

Tip2: Use two jars of water

 

 

 

 

Here are some pics I took while painting. I also managed to paint a tree with the leftover paints πŸ™‚

 

 

Tip3: When you finish painting for the day and still have a lot of paint left on the pallet, Keep the pallet inside a ziplock bag (I mean airtight bag/container) to save the remaining paint for next day. 

That’s it for today.Thanks for reading my Blog. Hope you liked it.

Which tip did you find most helpful?Let me know in the comments section.

-ArtbyGanga

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yellow and blue bird on branch-watercolor painting

Yellow and blue bird on a branch-water color painting

My first attempt at water color painting! Reference photo of this ‘yellow and blue bird’ on a ‘spring blossom branch’ is from pixabay.

yellow and blue bird on branch-watercolor painting
yellow and blue bird on branch-watercolor painting

 

It is so difficult to control the colors in water color. I hope it gets easier with practice πŸ™‚

 

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Painting space on living room carpet, with old table cloth as protector !!

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