Project LV One – Day 101 – Tonal Range and a Frog

Stephen Fry - Tonal Range

Life is a whole series of unintended consequences or is that just me?   Continuing my Stephen Fry theme I decided to try once more make a pastel drawing of Mr Fry only it turned out to be a Conté sanguine pencil drawing!    So I sat down in the garden and started to draw only to realise that the tonal range of the pencil I was using was very similar to that of the paper I was drawing on.  This made the image really quite difficult to see unless you had good lighting – which I did until it started raining and I had retreat indoors.  After that it became quit difficult to actually see where I was going to make the next mark.  The consequence of all this was that the image you see above is a photoshop version of the original so I ended up with two images – none of which were the one I intended to make when I sat down at the start.

2014-08-01 - IMG_2423 - Common Frogtif - blog

The one creature who was happy that it rained yesterday was this frog.   As I was drawing I noticed out of the corner of my eye this frog hop into view and just sit on the step.  Oh the joys of working in the open air.

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About Guthlac

An artist, historian and middle aged man who'se aim in life is to try and enjoy as much of it as he can
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