One of my classes is Figure Drawing I. One of the homework assignments was to draw a human bone.
I decided to try the female pelvic bone. Here are the 3 phases of this graphite drawing on my 14" x 17" sketch pad. The sketching pencils I used were: 2H, 4H, 6H, 8H 2B, 4B, 6B, & 8B. To smooth lines in the shading areas, I used a paper tortillion and shammy cloth.
|Half way through Drawing|
HELPFUL HINTS: Graphite pencil is messy and it is hard to keep your paper clean while working on your art. To keep your hand from spreading the lead where you don't want it, try using the either the front or back of a spiral notebook. I found and inexpensive notebook with a plastic cover on the front. I took it off the notebook and place it under my drawing hand and I go. Also, if you will work from left to right and top to bottom this method cuts down on the smudges. A HAKE paintbrush or draftsman brush can wisk away the erasers residue and tilt your working surface so gravity will pull them down and away from your art. Lastly, spray a good coating of Matte Workable Fixative.
UR-TURN: When using Graphite Pencil, what helps you not smudge the drawing while you work?