Some more toned paper sketching

Same tree as earlier but the light changed so there were some shadows across it. This one is on Fabriano Tiziano blue paper, which is quickly becoming my favorite toned paper. Blackwing Pencil and some titanium white watercolor. 

I have a nice little sketching set up with different colored and types of paper clipped in 6×9 collection with a cardboard back and a 5×7 mat. On the back I can tear smaller sheets and clip them with my small watercolor kit. In this case the tiny travel brush shown is perfect to get little white highlights. 

Winter pine tree

Blackwing 602 and white colored pencil on Canson Mi Teintes.

The Blackwing 602 is really great on toned paper. I started this with a generic HB, but it just didn’t feel as good, so switched over to the stub of a Blackwing I have with me. The appeal of this was the white sap on this pine tree. I tried to convey it with the white colored pencil.

Backyard Drawing

Nice weather today, so while my kids were playing I brought out some pencils and drew this 5×7 study of an interesting tree trunk next to the kids’ playset. I need to do more of this sort of this sort of drawing. Definitely inspired by David Tripp’s tree drawings.  Generic HB, 6B, and a dry ballpoint pen to carve out the white marks.