“You Look Like You Have Indigestion,” he said.

water-soluble graphite pencils

That’s what a friend of mine told me when he saw this picture. You know, he’s right.

I like using these water-soluble graphite pencils. I’ve been using the Derwent brand. On this piece I used the HB and 4B pencils. I just love spreading that graphite around with a brush. I found this tutorial on how to use the pencils. I found it helpful.

Speaking of self-portraits, I was asked to include one of my self-portraits on A View In Your Mirror. This blog is run by Jan Verhulst with the goal of collecting self-portraits, by artists and non-artists, from all over the world and in any medium. If you are interested in participating you can submit an image of yourself and join the party.

Published by Mellanie C

sketch artist, daydreamer Figurative artist specializing in small format art and portraits.

4 thoughts on ““You Look Like You Have Indigestion,” he said.

  1. That’s a great drawing! I can tell those water soluble pencils work well for you. But yeah, you don’t look particularly pleased.


  2. This is so good. You really are excellent with portraits. I wear glasses as well and I find it difficult to do self-portraits of myself but I will check out that site you mentioned. Might be a good laugh.


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