And Now with Mechanical Pencil

Preston with Bowtie, 9″ x 12″ pencil

I’ll be honest, I don’t know why I keep drawing flowers on their noses and hair. I kind of dig it. This one I think is not quite as nice as my first very serious fur attempt, but he has some excellent qualities.

I picked up an 005 mechanical pencil with HB lead and I love it! I don’t have to sharpen it! But, sometimes you have to let more lead out instead of scratching stuff up and not realizing you have to let more lead out. Haha. I also got some of theseĀ tortillions but didn’t have them handy and the q-tip continued to be a fine alternative. (Don’t you love supplies with fancy names that don’t cost an arm and a leg!)

As a side note, it has sadly come to my attention that all of my old gallery slideshows of work in progress no longer work. When I first started in 2011 the whole process was SO TEDIOUS with the scanning and re-sizing and cleaning up and re-naming and posting holy cow. But I learned things and some people liked the things, and that’s great! And now, to new things! With mechanical pencils sometimes!

Thanks for dropping in! Hello to Paint Party Friday!

19 thoughts on “And Now with Mechanical Pencil

  1. clara

    Wow…..I haven’t visited in awhile and I love your new style…..the mechanical pencil suites you great. Your rendering skills are wonderful……love the details in the sparkling eyes and fur. I used to work w charcoals and tortillions too and found them to be so helpful for creating the smooth gradients.

  2. Fran

    Love this guy. He looks a little aloof. I love using a Bic mechanical pencil. They always stay sharp and the erasers are good.

  3. Giggles

    I never fail to smile when I see your amazing characters…they are so fabulous…unique and fun!! You have the best style ever!!

    Hugs Giggles

  4. Dea Lenihan

    I am in love with mechanical pencils. I love using the .9–bigger and softer than normal. I also recently acquired a .3–very sharp and thin–just don’t get soft lead–cracks every 5 seconds. I also like drafting pencils with those cool sharpeners and seemingly endless lead. Love the flowers–so cool. xo

  5. sheila 77

    Great work with the mechanical pencil, so detailed. I do like your creatures, they have such personality.
    Preston is terrific and I’m sure he loves his flowers and bow tie.

  6. Renee

    Cindy, I LOVE your creativity and style. Hair and skin do trap scents from the environment, so to me the flowers make sense!

    Than you for sharing! I really like your banner too! Unique!

  7. denthe

    I love the flowers! And all those tiny details …. You say you wouldn’t have the patience to finish a painting, but I surely wouldn’t have the patience to make these kind of intricate drawings! Sorry you lost all of your slideshows, they were very interesting …

  8. Indira

    I love his face and flowers somehow look perfectly placed!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for the lovely comment.

  9. Ruth Hayes

    He’s very cute. I use a .5 H lead mechanical pencil to lay out my drawings. I would never have a sharp point otherwise. LOL

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