Friday, December 30, 2011

3rd Entry for Dec 18, 2011

These are three 15-minute studies above, and a 25-minute one below. The top three are done with a lighter dusting of powdered charcoal on 18 x 24" sheets of Canson Sketch paper, using a hard Nobel compressed charcoal stick.
The lowest one uses the same materials on a 22 x 30" sheet of 90 lb Maidstone paper. The softer, more velvety top fibers of the Maidstone sheet tended to trap the powdered charcoal particles right where they fell, and resisted  any easy spreading. I was using a salt shaker I'd picked up at the dollar store to distribute the charcoal, but it was still quite clumpy on landing, I was finding.
On the second from the top, I did a bit of erasure, redrawing and light finger-smudging after the fact.

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