Today, I'll share a pastel pencil cartoon I did using a "new" sketchbook that is larger and has a paper with more tooth than the type I've been using for quite a while.
I'd actually purchased the large sketchbook years ago when I was taking art classes, but just hadn't ever used it before for some reason.
|Jerry Employs The Ol' Footwedge - Copyright 2019 - Jephyr! - All Rights Reserved|
^ ^ ^ After I sketched the original character concept for this one in my usual sketchbook, I decided I wanted to have more space to work in to add the background etc—so I dug around and found the larger sketchbook which is 14 x 17 inches.
My normsl "go-to" sketchbook has very smooth paper and is 11 x 14 inches—while this large one's paper is textured with way more "tooth."
Article On Understanding Paper Tooth
I'm really happy I tried this one out because the paper works a lot better with the pastel pencils I use.
Below you'll find the original sketch—which I redrew in the larger sketchbook, colored, and added an appropriate golf course background.
BTW—If you're a golfer you'll no doubt get this one's title: "Jerry Employs The Ol' Footwedge."
If not, here's my brief explanation.
When I was young my dad was an AVID golfer and I took it up just to be around him. He used to tell me to use the "footwedge" when I was learning—which meant moving the golf ball to a better position for your next shot. It's not proper e once you've learned the game—but I was a just a kid, ya know. ☺
|Jerry Employs The Ol' Footwedge (Sketch)|
Copyright 2019 - Jephyr! - All Rights Reserved
Look for more new artwork soon......