Small Door of the Old Mill, Corsica, 1898
Watercolor pencil on Lana hot press paper, 7 x 10 inches
As a pre-announcement on my personal blog here, I'm very pleased to report that General Pencil is coming on board as a supporter/sponsor for Drawing America. A perfect partnership all around!
As we gear up for going live with this partnership, I've been trying out their products. To my absolute delight, I'm discovering what beautiful workmanship goes into creating the General Pencil graphite and watercolor pencils. I would never have guessed from the mild-mannered packaging.
Last week, I showed a drawing of Keen Newports made with the General Pencil Drawing Pencils pack and a few watercolor pencils used only for color. The other night, after another long day working on Drawing America, I plunged into a scribble fit with General Pencil's Watercolor Pencils to make the copy of an early Matisse (above). I'm wowed by the smooth application, the vivid eruption of color upon water application and the ease with which I can work back over dried layers.
Here's a thumbnail of the original Matisse:
I am so looking forward to working with these pencils more and more. It's just a matter of making the time in what is currently my very demanding schedule. Soon, I'll try out their pastel pencils. I can hardly wait.
Meanwhile, come on over to Drawing America. Read posts I've written on drawing in the US by all sorts of people.