Sunday, December 4, 2011

Family Day, 9" x 10", Pen and Ink, Graphite and water soluble graphite pencil on Arches cold press watercolor paper

© by Christine DiMauro, all rights reserved.

My earlier Christmas cards were done in black and white.  This was my card for 1996.  It was the first time I tried water soluble graphite pencils, and I found them to be fun.  They played nicely with the pen and ink.  I don't work with them much now because I'm so addicted to color, but they are fun to use.  I've started some sketchbooks, so I think I will start using them again for quick sketches.  This card was a hit with my family and friends.  I remember I really enjoyed sketching this one

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