notes - studies
2017 rainy season
I drew rain once in a comic book panel.
Not so good -- looked like an exercise in drawing parallel lines with a ruler.
Thought I'd try a different approach,
At the time I was also experimenting with illuminated postal letters to friends.
The postal notebook I got has 8 pages.
Paper weight is 100gsm -- too thin for high-pigment media.
But for water-solube graphite,
it works just fine.
Some buckling and warping, but no bleeding.
When scanned, it looks like it was painted on fabric.
I looked up a number of black and white photographs to help me plan tonal values.
I simplified it further and added my own imaginary detail/s.
Painting rain is like painting static...
Learned to leave a sufficient amount of white space
to help eyes focus more easily on main elements of the sketch.
Used white charcoal on the covers for highlight and contrast.
Fun -- at least one friend was pleased.
Viarco ArtGraf water soluble graphite
General's Charcoal White Pencil
Moleskine Postal Notebook - Pocket Kraft 100 gsm