Toned Sketch at Barnes and Noble

Today I decided to try something new—sketch on toned paper. I chose brown for part of the picture, and went to Barnes and Noble to sketch a desk area by one of the hallways. I am interested in developing more sketches on colored paper, just to change things up a bit. I brought out my colored pencils and had fun using those as well. My hope is to try some pastels in my sketches in the near future. The desk provided me some interest with its fun shapes, clutter, and messy interior. I got lucky when a kid in a bright blue jacket and pink and orange hat sat on the floor (if only for a few seconds) and I was able to sketch him in when the sketch was nearly finished. He adds more visual interest than just all the other objects. I enjoy adding people in when I can, they are so interesting!

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