Weekly BobBlast Issue 390
Drawing Tools - Carbon Sketch Pencil

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!
My first "art material" was a Number Two Ticonderoga pencil! I drew everything with those pencils. Their website describes them as "The World's Best Pencil" and I must say that I agree with them.

In college, my favorite drawing tool was charcoal. I enjoyed being able to draw with more expressive gestures, smudge the charcoal with my fingers and get those deep blacks that I could not get from my Number Two pencil.

I teach charcoal drawing with undraped and costumed models - adding pastels to give me the lightest light and darkest dark contrast. Charcoal is forgiving, messy and has been used as an art material for thousands of years.

This BobBlast is also about another drawing tool I have added to my arsenal: Carbon Sketch Pencils. They are as smooth as graphite and you get those deep, rich, matte blacks like charcoal. Described as a "combination of graphic smoothness and charcoal depth… It produces a very strong smooth line that is jet-black." Perfect for sketching, drawing and working in combination with charcoal, pastels or graphite. Watch the demo - I draw with two different brands: General's and Wolff's.

Whether you practice Impressionism, Realism or Abstraction, you might like to try drawing and making marks with a carbon pencil!

Gift yourself… It's the Holidays!

Interested in drawing and painting the Abstract Figure?
I have a several online workshops coming up!
Abstract Figure - Undraped and Costumed Model
Sponsored by Burridge Studio
•February 8-9, 2022
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Sponsored by the Sedona Art Center
•May 6-8, 2022
•July 22-24, 2022
•October 14-16, 2022
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Burridge Studio Online Workshop Coming Up…
Non-Objective Abstract Paintings • January 6-7, 2022
Abstract Figure Painting • February 8-9, 2022
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Enjoying watching Bob's Demos?
Monthly Demos - All on ZOOM
Inviting you into Bob’s Studio so you can watch his process at work.
•January 3, 2022
"Using Neutrals in your Paintings"
•February 7, 2022
"Hearts and Flowers"
•March 21, 2022
"Creating a Series, Using the 5Cs"
…and more!

Something New for You! • Burridge Critiques Your Art
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Ongoing Virtual Exhibits!
We are hosting several ongoing Virtual Exhibits on FaceBook - Burridge Studio Groups. Join the groups and post your work! Your work must match the theme of the group.
Windows
•Let's Dance
•Love Notes
Light at the End of the Tunnel

Join the Group - Post your Work - Add your name, title plus more info.
Looking forward to seeing your work!
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Below is a list of featured workshops - but did you know that I also offer private sessions in my studio and online? Perfect for beginners who want a crash course in watercolor or acrylic or for artists who are designing an exhibit and want to bounce ideas for content and techniques. I devote 100% of my studio time to you! Designed for 1 to 3 people - if you are interested or have questions, email kate@robertburridge.com

Our most current Workshop Schedule!
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Mentor, 5-day Instructional, Figure Painting and One-on-One Workshops
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Contact Kate@robertburridge.com for questions.

January 3, 2022
Demos in BobLand
Monthly Demos - Online Zoom Demo!

January 6-7, 2022
Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Non-Objective Abstract Painting
Click here for more info

January 10, 11 & 13, 2022
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
Contact Edwina May, Workshop Coordinator (800) 227-2788
Click here for more info

January 22-29, 2022
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage in Mexico
Casa de Los Artistas
Boca de Tomatlan, 10 miles South of Puerto Vallarta 
Contact Robert Masla, (413) 625-8382
Click here for more info.

February 7, 2022
Demos in BobLand
Monthly Demos - Online Zoom Demo!

February 8-9, 2022
Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Abstract Figure Painting with Pash
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March 3-6, 2022
Robert Burridge Studio Mentor Workshop
Come paint with Bob in his Studio in Arroyo Grande, CA
(includes individual mentor time, demonstrations and personal theme development)
4-day Workshop/Mentor Program, limited to 7 enrollees
Contact kate@RobertBurridge.com for fees and details.
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March 14-18, 2022
Robert Burridge 5-Day Instructional Studio Workshop
5-day Workshop in Bob’s Arroyo Grande, CA Studio 
Limited to 10 enrollees 
Contact Kate@RobertBurridge.com for fees and details.
Click HERE for more info

March 21, 2022
Demos in BobLand
Monthly Demos - Online Zoom Demo!

April 1-2, 2022
Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Non-Objective Abstract Painting & Collage
Click here for more info

April 4, 5 & 7, 2022
Color Lesson: Making and Using Neutrals - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
Contact Edwina May, Workshop Coordinator (800) 227-2788

April 19, 2022
Demos in BobLand
Monthly Demos - Online Zoom Demo!

April 25-29, 2022
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
Montreal, Canada
Contact Lucie Michel, 514-889-8191

June 27-July 6, 2022
Paint Guatemala with Bob Burridge
Explore Amazing Places
(623) 888-1314

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Drawing Tools - Carbon Sketch Pencils
Love, Peace & Happiness,
BobBlast #390 - Video run time 6 minutes, 29 seconds

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