I've subscribed to SketchBox art supplies for six months and the February box was about graphite and tinted graphite. It's water-soluable, so it can look a bit like watercolor.
|The supplies that came in February's box.|
I started with some random, pale gray lines, thinking I might do a set of houses as I've done often in the past. However, three mountains appeared instead. This is 4"x6".
|How it began|
|How it ended|
I have a set of French curves and used some "as is" to create curvy sections, colored with the tinted graphite, added water, then tangled on top. This is also 4"x6".
|Tangles: Black Pearlz, KrliQs, Peppering, Wunderwall|
I used tinted graphite, micron pens, and colored pencil to create the piece below on beige tinted paper, again 6"x4.
|Tangles: Icantoo, Paizel, Pearlz|
I like the tinted graphite better than I expected. I like using water with it, and it offers muted colors, which sometimes is what you want.