Forty-five minutes into my drawing and I realized I missed my 30 minute deadline – I could have kept right on going.
Because most of the page is light w/slight markings of a sketch I only took a photo of that part of the horse that I worked on. Tools used were: graphite pencils #4H, #2H, HB, #2B and #4B; and paper tortillium for blending. I find that paper tortillium gives a rougher finish when blending and that’s basically what I’m looking for with a short-haired horse. If I want to have really fine deep finish I can expect to do probably 3 or 4 applications of the process (apply pencil, blend, apply pencil, blend, etc.) to the entire subject – not sure, maybe will only do 2 applications on this first drawing to get a feel back for handling graphite.
Enough with excuses for where my drawing stands . . . here is the updated Gentle Compassion!