Heather D Lewis -Artist and Drawing Tutor

 

Tel.07585 665745

Email. drawingwithheather@btinternet.com

Copyright Heather D Lewis ©

facebook_32 twitter_32 www.facebook.com/drawingwithheather

TEACHING VIDEOS

 

 

Videos below are from Heather's recent Saturday am Nature Drawing 6 week courses for experienced Graphite Group members & previous students.

 

They are for student use to assist with homework & accompanying handouts provided.

Videos do not include commentary.

GRAPHITE SKY AND CHARCOAL SEA.

Videos 1 and 2

Graphite powder was used for the sky and was applied with a large, flat acrylic brush.  Cotton wool pads were used to blend the graphite powder into the paper.

The sea was rendered initially in vine charcoal, then compressed charcoal.  Wolff Carbon pencils and charcoal pencils were used for detail and erasers were used to take out highlights.

 

WATER DROPLETS ON A HOSTA LEAF

 

The dark shadow underneath the droplet is rendered in Onyx pencil.  A mixture of graphite pencil grades between H and 3B were used within the droplet.  To create texture, a B pencil was used on its side to pick up the 'tooth' of the paper.

 

AMMONITE VIDEOS 1 AND 2

 

Sgraffito technique was used in both of these videos to make an  indentation into the paper.   This is then shaded over, leaving white areas which with further rendering can be made to appear as if they project outwards.   Graphite pencils between H and 3B were used, often on the side to pick up the 'tooth' of the paper and a technique called 'squirkling' was used for further texture.

DSC_0205_edited-1 DSC_0216_edited-1 Charcoal choppy water

Copyright Heather D Lewis ©.

Copyright Heather D Lewis ©.

 

Copyright Heather D Lewis ©

VIDEO 1

 

On the video scrollbar click on the far right icon to enlarge to full screen size and click on the 'mute' button.

VIDEO 2

 

On the video scrollbar click on the far right icon to enlarge to full screen size and click on the 'mute' button.

VIDEO 1

 

On the video scrollbar click on the far right icon to enlarge to full screen size and click on the 'mute' button.

VIDEO 2

 

On the video scrollbar click on the far right icon to enlarge to full screen size and click on the 'mute' button..

On the video scrollbar click on the far right icon to enlarge to full screen size.

 

Click on mute button if wished.

PRIMROSE PETAL IN GRAPHITE POWDER AND PENCIL

 

 

The shape of the petals were drawn out in graphite pencil first, then graphite powder was applied with a round brush gradually.

 

A cotton wool pad was used to brush off excess graphite powder and also to blend the powder into the surface.

 

A putty eraser was used to take out highlights.

DSC_0422_edited-1

 

Copyright HeatherDLewis ©.

 

PANSY PETAL IN GRAPHITE POWDER AND PENCIL

 

The background behind the petal was rendered initially in 3B pencil and blended out with a combination of 3B - B grade pencils.

 

Graphite powder was applied to the petal and built up in layers and H/HB/B pencils were used to build up additonal texture along with a pointed tip eraser.

 

Note: the video image is taken from a different photo to the image right.

DSC_0343_edited-1

Copyright HeatherDLewis ©....

Water Soluble Graphite Pencils by 'The Virtual Instructor.com' YOUTUBE Water Soluble Graphite Pencils by 'The Virtual Instructor.com' YOUTUBE Derivan Liquid Pencil by the SAA (saa.com) YOUTUBE

WATER SOLUBLE GRAPHITE PENCILS

 

Links below to two Youtube videos showing how to use water soluble graphite pencils

DERIVAN LIQUID PENCIL

 

A video on how to use this exciting new product by the SAA (Society for all artists - www.saa.com)

 

Water wave in graphite pencil

This video is time lapsed 2 x to speed up

viewing time.  

 

 

 

DSC_0107 DSC_0383_edited-1

DRAWING WET SAND

 

The video below shows Heather drawing a 'stripe' of wet sand from her image below right.   A combination of the following materials were used:

Charcoal, Wolff Carbon Pencils, Onyx Pencil, graphite pencils from grades H - 3B, putty eraser, Tombow Mono pointed tip eraser and sgraffito technique using embossing tools.

Copyright HeatherDLewis ©

XL GRAPHITE BLOCKS

 

 

This video shows the basic ways of using XL Graphite Blocks.

 

Grades of 'Soft' and 'Very Soft' were used along with 'Raw Umber'.

 

XL Graphite Blocks also include other basic colours.

Using Ink Pens - hatching techniques by 'The Virtual Instructor.com' YOUTUBE Drawing textures with ink pens with Alphonso Dunn YOUTUBE Drawing a tree using Faber Castell Ink Pens YOUTUBE

USING INK PENS

 

Click on the links below to see YOUTUBE videos showing  basic hatching techniques using ink pens, drawing textures and drawing a tree.