Drawing techniques

Lead pencil

This is the basic tool. It enables one to block in the initial elements of a drawing.
This sketch can be worked up into the final drawing, or serve as a basis for directly-applied colour or inking-in in black, with felt-tips or a brush.
The advantage of using a pencil is that any imperfections in the line work can be immediately corrected with an eraser.

Image n°1 : Trial, Law Courts in Amiens.

1999. Pencil, 59x99cm.

© Riss

Image n°2 : Trial, Law Courts in Paris.

2004. Pencil, 32,5x100cm.

© Benoit Peyrucq