Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Playing with Graphitone.

finished version.

Playing with watersoluble graphite - Derwent watersoluble Sketching pencils and Graphitone.   It's such a novel concept to me and it's kind of weird, and totally wonderful.  I like exploring new art materials.

I did quite a bit of layering.  I went over the picture with the watersoluble graphite three times, and in the end i think I overdid the shading on the faces, so I adjusted it in Photoshop.  I guess this is an exercise in practicing values and I'm sure I'll do better next time.

I painted almost the entire picture by picking up the colour from the graphite stick using a wet brush and apply it to the paper, because I don't like the washed pencil look.

Made some finishing touches with white ink.

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