Saturday, March 31, 2012

3rd entry for Mar 25, 2012

These are a 15-minute study on 18 x 24" Canson paper above, and two 22 x 30" studies, the upper one on Legion rag paper, and the lower one on Maidstone rag paper. Both have some graphite underlayer.
The Legion paper was slightly more rigid and textured than the Maidstone, but not by much.
with both I was fighting with the hard charcoal, trying to get the texture I wanted and not quite succeeding.
Lately I feel I've gotten the hang of the Canson Recycled Sketch paper, but better rag papers are still a fight. A big part of that I suspect is having now done several hundred sketches on the Canson: I believe it takes that to really know a paper, and learn how to work with its qualities.

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