Girl with folded legs looking up
Graphite pencil female figure drawing by Matthew James Taylor on 29 October 2007
- Graphite pencil
- Creation time
- 15 minutes
Comments by the artist
This is the first time I've done life drawing in about a year. I was a bit rusty at first but after about five or six drawings I started to loosen up. I used my favourite short charcoal pencils sharpened in a bullet point style for the first few drawings - they give a fairly sketchy line on the rough paper. Then I switched to a HB sharpened to a needle point. I find that when I make the change to such a fine point I suddenly have all this extra detail to play with and my drawings become a lot more accurate. This is great for a while but if I use them for too long I tend to get bogged down in the details and I have to switch back to charcoal to loosen up again.
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