Red velvet pillow

My bag was packed to go out and do some winter sketching from my car, but the snow started to fall quite heavily. Instead I stayed home and painted the snow from indoors, using Artgraf water-soluble graphite. It took me some time to locate the block, but once I started painting with it I remembered how much I like the stuff. The chunk I have is in the shape of dressmaker’s chalk, but instead of drawing with it, I wet my brush and paint with it. It takes some getting used to because it seems really black when you put it on paper, but it dries much lighter. It’s wonderful for layering and building up darks like I did on my red velvet pillow.


33 Comments on “Red velvet pillow”

  1. Bernadette says:

    Gorgeous!

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  2. Uma Maheswar Nakka says:

    Good Evening dear friend Shari,

    This is really classic, no more words.

    Regards and blessings,
    Uma

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  3. Susan says:

    That gives a really lovely effect, Shari.

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  4. Janice Bean says:

    great value study. janice fleetwood-bean

    On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 9:14 AM Shari Blaukopf’s Sketchbook wrote:

    > Shari Blaukopf posted: ” My bag was packed to go out and do some winter > sketching from my car, but the snow started to fall quite heavily. Instead > I stayed home and painted the snow from indoors, using Artgraf > water-soluble graphite. It took me some time to locate the block, but” >

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  5. Love it! A grey red pillow!
    The overall softness and delicate touch really captures the mood with the snow falling yesterday.

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  6. PHILOMENA OHALLORAN says:

    This is so beautiful!

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  7. Deb says:

    Beautiful, Shari! As much as I like color, I’m appreciating the black and whites more and more. I think I need to go shopping.

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  8. luba Kolomycky says:

    LOVVVVE the mood of this one Shari!

    Sent from Luba’s iPhone

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  9. Denise says:

    Such a cozy picture. You captured the textures of everything in this scene. You talent knows no limits.

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  10. Beautiful job.

    Sent from my iPad

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  11. Cynthia Wahlstrom says:

    It’s a cozy, inviting scene!

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  12. pamlopez15 says:

    Love this sketch, Shari. This is so helpful, Shari. I am going to copy it to study the values. I did a black and white was illustration yesterday and realized I had a lot to learn!

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  13. Linda Murray says:

    You captured the textures perfectly!! I can feel the softness of that pillow, swiping my hands across the face to create patterns. 😁 I’m loving that sofa!

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  14. This is lovely! I love the play of light on the objects in the room.

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  15. Anna Pavlova says:

    Such a lovely sketch. And you’ve solved a mystery for me. I have a small box of the colored squares of water-soluble Artgraf that I bought at the Royal Academy gift shop, but I couldn’t figure out how to draw with them properly. I am going to try to paint with them, great Idea!

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  16. Jeanne says:

    The values are so lovely, and the overall effect is calming. How did you paint the snowflakes? Thanks so much for sharing.

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  17. Michaela says:

    Just beautiful. I like the layering details!

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