So, as I explored rough texture drawing last time, now I'm practising achieving a smooth textured drawing. This type of drawing is more tightly controlled and invokes feelings of tranquillity and calm.
So the exercise this week was to choose a still life subject that had smooth and perhaps slightly reflective surfaces. I also wanted to choose a subject that had a sense of calmness attached to it. What could be more calming than a cup of tea? I've used smooth drawing paper with a 1H (fairly hard) drawing pencil. This exercise took about half an hour. The three dimensionality is achieved with subtle tonal gradations with the pencil and has been blended with my finger to create a very smooth finish. Am actually quite happy with the outcome of the teapot, I think smoothness has been achieved and am even happy with the proportions of this drawing...
Sacha Grossel is a practising Visual Artist from Australia.