Moleskine sketches

by Eddy on December 11, 2009

in girls,sketches


Here are some pages from my Moleskine sketchbook. As you can see it doubled as an autograph book when Anna Karina came to town earlier this year. Some of these are inspired by her and another sixties actress Yoko Tani (the girl in the spacesuit).

The drawings on the last four pages were done with a new pencil i am trying out, Faber-Castell’s PITT oil based pencil (black). Thanks to Justin Coffee for putting me onto these. They are available in a variety of grades but Melbourne art stores only seem to carry the extra soft grade.

You get a wonderful range of grays and a nice rich black similar to a black coloured pencil. Light lines can be erased and are smug free. They sharpen well and at $AUD1.80 a real bargain. Check out the review at here.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Kerry Gibbons January 8, 2010

I’ve been using the PITT oil based pencils for years!! They’re fantastic, smooth, and as I tend to press rather hard, don’t wear out my wrist. They can be a little difficult to locate sometimes, so the internet is a great place to order them. The extra soft are my personal favorites, but you should definitely try ordering a pack of each, as it’s good to have a variety at your fingertips.

I encourage you to try it out with wet media, though, as you may be surprised at the results.

Happy sketching!

eddycrosby January 8, 2010

Thanks Kerry,
Great to hear from you.
I have only used the extra soft which is nice but a bit too soft for me.
Will definitely try them out with watercolours as you suggested.

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