Monday, June 27, 2011

Pencil portrait video demonstartion

This is a video demo of a portrait drawing using a variety of pencil types.
oli pitt, pitt graphite, derwent and minen leads. I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks for looking :)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pencil study of detail from Rembrandts, " Suicide of Lucretia "

kevin gough

Recently I have started using an oil based pencil between the layers of graphite,
its only an experiment but I think it helps to give a better sense of atmosphere.
I have realized though that this is also a pencil that may ruin a work if used too heavily.

Thanks for looking :)

Friday, June 17, 2011


Drawing by kevin gough

This was drawn using minen leads and an oil pitt pencil.
I have been on the lookout for something smoother than the pitt graphite
and I think that I may have found it . The oil pitt pencil is a little sticky
but provides good cover if handled lightly. When I say lightly
I mean only using the weight of the pencil itself.

Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pencil Sketch of a Rembrandt portrait..

Sketched in pencil from the painting
 "Rembrandt's self portrait as Saint Paul"
Size 12 x 8 inches on acid free cartridge paper.
For this work I used Derwent pencils, minen leads and Pitt graphite
on 150gm acid free cartridge pad.

Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A couple of plein air sketches..

I got involved this week with the Plein Eire group's, seven day drawing challenge. 
Complete a plein air drawing each day for one week. 
Of the  drawings I managed to fit in, these I think, are my favorites.

Both were completed using Derwent pencils, and a medium oil pitt
on 160lb acid free cartridge.

Thanks for looking :)

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