• Atmosphere in Pencil Drawings

    One year ago - By Gurney Journey

    Frederick L. Griggs was known for his etchings of architecture, but he was a notable pencil sketcher too.
    Hitchin Church from the South-East by F. L. Griggs
    In his book " The Art of Drawing in Lead Pencil ," Jaspar Salway praised his technique of suggesting distance and atmosphere. Salway suggests that the artist needs to have a plan in advance for lightening the values as you go back in space, rather than relying on erasing or "wiping out."
    He says: "No process of wiping out at a later stage will give the quality here needed. It is desirable when working to 'hold tight' to the mental...
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