Trying some badger poses for a possible larger painting. This is done with a water brush in a Stillman and Birn Alpha series sketchbook. Some people love these books but I’m still getting used to it with color. I really like the colors in the dark areas and the characteristic badger shape.
Also did a couple with soluble graphite and a water brush. I found this pencil recently during my ‘brush audit’ and remembered how much I like using it. I don’t think it’s graphite at all – it feels plasticky – but it goes on well and a bit of water creates good light grays. Best of all you can keep it in your bag and not end up with everything grubby with the graphite. Even keeping things in a ziploc bag doesn’t keep things clean with a normal pencil.