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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Pastel Pencil Drawing And Its Original Sketch Concept

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 etiquette once you've learned the game—but I was a just a kid, ya know.  ☺

Jerry Employs The Ol' Footwedge (Sketch)
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Look for more new artwork soon......


  1. Hi Jephyr,
    this is what I call artwork - not a banana and sticky tape.

    1. Thank you so much, Brenda! Your comments are always so encouraging!