Ok, I’m done studying this Tissot painting. As much as I appreciate it, I’ve been working with it too long now. I looked up the artist who inspired this particular exploration, Dina Brodsky, and came across this tutorial by one of her students. It was exactly what I needed.
I’m still not sure that I want to use this technique in the finished paintings, but I think it’s putting me on the right track!
And lastly, I did some swatches with my new graphite paints. The first swatch set is with Derwent graphitint paints, and the second are the Kuretake gansai tambi graphite colours.