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Two Sketches in Black Carbon Pencil

I wanted to draw but couldn’t think of anything to draw, so I decided to let my pencil guide me. It is soft carbon (No. 595) so there are a lot of options for fine lines and shading from light to thick, dark black. I love it! It also smudges very easily, which can be used to create interesting effects (or, more likely, happen by accident).

This sketch formed itself as I experimented with the different marks I could make with my pencil:


For my second sketch, I wanted something more specific to draw. I looked around my room but didn’t see anything I felt comfortable sketching. And I preferred for the image to come from inside, anyway.

I imagined someone telling me, “draw a time when you felt happy,” and started drawing an eye. I wanted to make it look the eye of someone smiling but I’m not sure I pulled it off. As I colored in the iris and added shading around the eye, I actually felt happy.




One thought on “Two Sketches in Black Carbon Pencil

  1. Ich habe mich auch lange mit diesem Thema beschaeftigt. Jetzt habe ich aber einige Erkenntnisse sammeln koennen ueber der Zusammenhang von Depressionsbereitschaft und Ernaehrung. Einige Hinweise zeigen das Histaminintoleranz eine ueberdurchschnittliche Bedeutung zu kommt. Jedenfalls gibt es neue wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse (http://goo.gl/vws3x) die das belegen. Wer hat damit schon Erfahrungen?

    [language = German. Scientific research suggests a connection between food and/or histamine intolerance and higher risk of depression. The link is to an article (in German) linking high consumption of sweetened beverages (soft drinks, sweetened tea and coffee, energy drinks) with depression. The commenter asks: “Has anyone had experience with this?”]


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