I took my favourite poses of Rhea from my collection of photographs which I had taken of her and used them to produce some drawings in my sketchbook.
I really enjoyed doing these and the paper in my sketchbook is perfect for sketches like these.
I find I can shade very easily and I can get the desired effect I’m looking for. I am really happy with these drawings and feel my technique has improved greatly.
I used a HB pencil. I blended the pencil using my finger and also my blending stick which gives a very smooth and even effect which is exactly what I want. I then use my rubber to highlight the much lighter areas.
From this I feel I can move out of my sketchbook and produce something on a bigger scale.