Spent yesterday life-drawing…
Even though I can hardly ever get to the life drawing classes, I still seem to have quite a few drawings around now. Occasionally I frame up a collection of them, but have a lot of framed stuff at the moment. So as an experiment, I have just spent some time putting these up for sale on Etsy:
They are all in pencil, and except for the sketch above they also have a little tone added in pastel, applied on a cotton bud. This, to date, is the best medium I have found that will just add that little bit of weight to the drawing without taking over. The alternative would be a colour wash, but I do like nice flat paper, and un-stretched paper will cockle if you get it wet, of course. I guess a fat felt-tip pen at just the right stage of running dry might be a good alternative, but the pastel is more controllable.