Something different this week. Not only am I sharing a sketch of a different subject in a different medium but the format of this post is a bit instructional.
I decided to try something different this week and made a sketch of a landscape and using Derwent Drawing Pencils instead of my usual pens, markers and/or watercolor cars and trucks. Derwent drawings pencils are similar to colored pencils but there are a couple subtle yet important differences in their properties which I'll cover later.
This is the finished sketch, a nature landscape featuring a tree, bushes and a grassy field foreground. As you can see I used only warm tones, I feel warm tones work best for landscapes, except maybe for a winter scene of course. All of the colors available in the Drawing Pencil range are rather subdued. I used only four pencils for this sketch, Mars Orange, Sanguine Red, Terracotta and Sepia Red. If I wanted to broaden the value range I'd use Brown or Yellow Ochre for brighter/lighter lights and Chocolate for deeper darks.