I , Gloria Poole, drew this with a stick of charcoal and I used tinted white charcoal pencil for the "pond". I drew it on tinted cardstock paper. I was trying to imitate a technique I saw over the weekend in a tweet to me. I used to draw with charcoal more but in past few years have not used charcoal much because it is not very precise and cannot be sharpened to a point. Well, in pencils it can be sharpened but in regular charcoal, it cannot be sharpened. I don't think I precisely got the "pond" correct. But a sketch is a learning tool always and therefore it is not usually "perfect". I make sketches in many mediums and when I first began to paint I even painted sketches in oil onto canvas-like paper specifically for oils. Now I only paint with oils from a tube on canvases. I do sometimes create oil pastels on paper when the subject demands a lot of texture. I signed this in charcoal also in the lower right corner. I photographed it more than once and uploaded it, and posted it to this blog of mine today 11th April 2016 at 6:43am. Copyrighted, and I, gloriapoole / Gloria Poole / Gloria own all rights to this blog collectively as a whole unit and individually as posts or art. I photographed this on one of my portable drawing boards.
Also, thank you very much to viewers/ readers of previous blog post in US, Canada, Germany, Singapore, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, and South Africa. I appreciate it very much. Also, see the list of 43 countries & city states that view or read my blogs [different blogs at different times I suppose depending on title?] that I posted to my https://artist-gloriapoole.blogspot.com and also my https://gloriapoole.blogspot.com.
You can follow me on twitter at : @gloriapoole; @gloria_poole; @ProlifeNurse; @Tartan_Bliss; @tweetie0817; and you can see more of the art I made on these blogs of mine:
https://tapestry-of-life-LLP.blogspot.comTapestry of LIFE updated by me Gloria on 8th April with scriptures about healing.
https://gloriapoole.blogspot.comUpdated by me Gloria on 10th April with cartoon I drew 'the serpent seized the ball"
http://gloriapoole-UK.livejournal.comUpdated by me Gloria on 6th April with acrylic sketch I painted "random objects"
http://gloriapoole.livejournal.comUpdated by me Gloria on 4th April with design I was creating for wallpaper ornamentation
https://publishing-life.blogspot.comPublishing LIFE updated by me Gloria on 31st March with medical lesson "From embryo to fetus"
https://gloriapoole-paintings.blogspot.comUpdated by me Gloria on 7th April with pastel drawing of iris I painted that day
https://gloriapoole1749.wordpress.com Updated by me Gloria on 6th april with my signature I painted in prussian blue to clarify ownership of blog
https://gloria0817.blogspot.comUpdated by me Gloria on 1st April with 2 drawings of silver on purple background to create "stylized butterflies"
https://gloriapoole.wordpress.comUpdated by me Gloria on 1st April w/ sketch I drew of tropical fish coming to the air.
https://prolife-nurse.blogspot.comProlife Nurse blog I updated which is written & owned by me Gloria Poole,RN, artist [as is true of all these blogs I linked. ]
https://gpoole817.blogspot.comupdated by me Gloria on 9th April with sketch number 8 of red rose that i drew on paper
https://artist-gloriapoole.blogspot.comUpdated by me Gloria on 10th April with cartoon I created "angel with purple wings"
https://sites.google.com/site/PooleGloriaUpdated by me Gloria on 10th April with cartoon I created "bird with backpack"
https://gloriapoole-RN-artist.blogspot.comMy public health teaching blog that has occasional art. I, Gloria, updated to most recent post with medical photos of a normal delivery of a living baby
https://cartooning-by-gloriapoole.blogspot.comMy cartooning site that includes the story I wrote and illustrated with original art I made[ and have the originals on paper ] entitled, "The Adventures of Lady Bugs that give picnics" and I wrote it over 3 years and it is on that blog and I reorganized it into the top post so it flows easier. I also copyrighted it on paper with the Library of Congress Copyright office.
https://sites.google.com/site/gloriapooleMy very first site I posted art I made too which still is much the same as then, with occasional minor updates by me. I, Gloria, recently added more ethnic series art I made to it.
https://sites.google.com/site/lifetv/Medical photo of human embryo in amniotic sac.
and other blogs and sites that I own and own all, rights too, and that I created to begin with and update intermittently. I do not conform my blogs to each other which means every one is different. So if you want to see most of the art I have created and posted on web since year 2007, you would have to look at every blog and every site and every public photo album of mine.