Monday, November 7, 2011

2nd Entry for Oct. 25, 2011

These are a 20-minute study above, and a 15-minute one below.  These were done with the same U-art/ Nobel charcoal combination, but these were a first try at using some Strathmore heavier-weight roll paper, cut to 21 x 29".
The larger-sized paper was freeing after using so much 18 x 24" paper. The smaller sheets are much more affordable, but tend to feel constraining.  I wasn't altogether happy with the relative rigidity and greater tooth of the Strathmore paper. I was hoping it would be a bit smoother.  But I have some 24 sheets worth of it, so I'll see what I can coax out of it, before writing it off altogether.

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