Wednesday, April 20, 2011

3rd Entry for Mar 27, 2011

Above are two 10-minute studies, and below two 15-minute ones. These are also charcoal on sheets of 18 x 24" Canson XL series cartridge paper.
With the charcoal, the size of the paper feels smaller than I'd like. For many, 18 x 24" is a good big size, but I would really like to find a comparable, modestly priced sheets of 22 x 30" paper (i.e 20 - 25 cents a sheet) for warm-ups...

The amount I was setting down was less than usual, owing to being more conscious about trying to control the charcoal. It tends to get dark very quickly, necessitating a very light touch, which for me means going slower.
I got better results in the 15-minute studies, where I was beginning to get a little bit of a handle on the material.

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