365 Days of Art: Day 237 – Drawing a Pencil

The challenge: Create some form of visual art, no matter how small, each day for a full year.

My child stayed home from school today since she had a mild fever yesterday. Despite this, I was able to get Quickbooks re-downloaded in my new computer, and I caught up with much of the financials I needed to catch up with. I also got the new computer hooked up happily to the printer (the key word here is happily). Of course, that’s enough to make anyone be on edge, and then the child decided to take all of our paper and plastic cups and make a fort.

The cups are no longer usable because she has her icky-cold germs all over them.

I’m sending her to school tomorrow. They can deal with her…

Anyway, tonight I drew a pencil, but I used some new art supplies! I used the Staedtler Mars Technico lead holders, one for HB and one for 2H to draw and shade. I used the Tombow eraser to make the lovely reflection you see in the top 3rd of the pencil. It was fun, but I suspect the wider lead make me be a little less detailed and precise as I should be. I think it’s a subconscious thing.

Anyway, here is the pencil:

Here is the actual:

Have a great evening folks. I’m off to bed so I can wake up at 5:00.

About M. B. Weston

M. B. Weston is an award-winning fantasy, pulp, young adult, steampunk, and paranormal author. Her attention to procedure and detail gives her works an authentic gritty, military feel that takes an adventure tale to the level of a true page-turner. Weston’s writing attracts both fantasy and non-fantasy readers, and her audience ranges from upper-elementary students to adults. A gifted orator, Weston has been invited as a guest speaker to numerous writing and science fiction/fantasy panels at conventions across the US, including DragonCon, BabelCon, NecronomiCon, and Alabama Phoenix Festival. She has served on panels with such authors as Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. F. Lewis, Todd McCaffrey, and Jonathan Maberry. Weston has spoken to thousands of students and adults about the craft of writing and has been invited as the keynote speaker at youth camps and at several schools throughout the US.
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