Saturday, November 19, 2011

3rd Entry for Nov. 7, 2011

These are a 15-minute, a 20-minute and a 7-minute study, which wrapped up that evening.

The top and bottom studies are on 18 x 24" paper, and the middle one is on 21 x 29" Strathmore paper from a big roll.  All are done with hard compressed charcoal (U-Art brand).
I'm liking the larger expanse of the Strathmore paper, but it is more rigid than I prefer, and has a somewhat frustrating tendency to retain a curl once rolled.
(Not to mention the extreme difficulty of `back-rolling this size of thick paper without engendering dents and folds. If I really come to like it, I would likely need to buy one or two large-diameter Sonotube pieces to roll it in reverse on in successive stages, which is a hassle in a small studio.  But at under $1.00 per sheet like this, it might yet be worth the bother...)

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