It has been brought to my attention that people may be interested in the art supplies I use and why therefore,I will begin with my favorite drawing mediums.
I really favor charcoal and sanguine chalk when I draw.
Nitram charcoal is my favorite brand- it is square and comes in HB, B and very soft in very large sticks. It was a french company at first but then it was bought by a canadian company. For the most part it is very consistent and you can sharpen them to a very sharp long point. There is a sand paddle you can get that does a marvelous job of sharpening and it lasts a long time which makes it worth the price.
The sanguine chalk I like to use is either creatocolor originally Hardmuth and I usually use a metal holder to use it.
I am not a fan of conte as I do not think it is easy to use and its texture does not suit my way of laying down marks.
Below is a drawing of my student Jessie I did a while ago and I used very little charcoal mostly sanguine and white chalk on this marvelous paper my father -in -law gave me
I am also very fond of using the sanguine chalk/ pencil combination when I do smaller drawings
I learned this technique when I was living in France and went to see two exhibits of french drawings, which made me wantI to try it and I have never really gone back to just black and white. I feel it gives n extra dimension to the subject. One can get so many more nuances with sanguine chalk than with pencil or other black on white medium.
It is only recently that I have found this type of drawing is called a drawing 'a trots crayons' ie. with 3 pencils- who knew.
Next time I will try to talk about some artists of the past that I admire who used this technique . So till next time
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