Illustration (2)


“In order to create a picturesque background, I use a scalpel to scrape some graphite off the lead and onto a piece of paper. I then smudge the loose pigment with a finger or paper wiper.”


Every material has its own specific surface look which needs to be captured in the drawing.

Graphite pencils are particularly suitable for depicting smooth surfaces like metal, glass or leather. They work exceptionally well for creating fine variations in light, mirroring effects or light reflections.

Barbara Rogge-Fuchs

  • Born in Nuremberg, Germany
  • Studied at Fachhochschule Saarbrücken (University of Applied Sciences), Germany
  • Degree in Industrial Design
  • Employed in industry and publishing sector, since 1988 freelance work with focus on graphic art, illustration, photography and video