A quickie sketch for Illustration Friday's topic, "liquid".
I set my Prismacolors aside and used Derwent drawing pencils for this one. (3B Graphic, plus "Chinese White" and "Chocolate" Drawing pencils) Derwent products are wonderful, and I've recently learned that they were the one of the earliest pencil companies. Their factory is still located in the Cumbria region of England, in the beautiful Lake District. My husband and I are visiting that area for a couple of days this summer when we vacation in England. (Today's our 35th wedding anniversary, and the trip is our present to ourselves!) I don't know if we'll have time, but I'd love to fit in a trip to the Pencil Museum in that area—it certainly sounds like my idea of a great museum. The main reason that I wanted to add the Lake District to our itinerary (besides the fact that it's gorgeous country) is to see Beatrix Potter's home and gallery. I know that's a totally tourist-y thing to do, but I just have to see it. And, to be able to see some of her artwork first-hand is going to be such a treat—even better than a cup of coffee.