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09-07-2001, 08:19 PM
i added some more dark colors.
i'm not so sutisfy with seeing some whites behind the black areas. i tried some blending. it didnt solve that.
is it posibble to make an area completly covered ?
ow, CP on paper, about A4 size.
thanks for watching.
09-08-2001, 12:21 PM
The way to get rid of the white flecks is to use very very very sharp pencils, and not be afraid to lay down the pigment! :) How much it takes depends on the paper you are using.
I think you have done a wonderful job on this!! Keep up the good work!
09-08-2001, 12:33 PM
thanks Ivyleaf for the tip. but is it possible to keep the pencils sharp all the time on a big area of drawing (without losing the whole pencil for the sharpener ) ?
09-08-2001, 12:43 PM
What I find helps, is I use an electric shapener when the pencil is new, or when it gets wayyyy too short and close to the wood, I think it takes the wood off better with less splintering than hand held, but in between those times, I use a hand held sharpener, because you can sharpen just the point then and not a lot of the wood, and not lose too much to the sharpener. Never be afraid of using those pencils, you can always buy more :) :) :)
09-08-2001, 06:30 PM
good advice Ivyleaf...:D :D
Love the darks you put on... the eye is awesome.:clap: :clap:
09-08-2001, 06:38 PM
You have done a beautiful job here :) Thanks for showing us. :cat:
09-08-2001, 07:47 PM
TeAnne & wendee thank you very much for watching my "whatching-eye". :D
09-10-2001, 08:54 AM
Well done :)
09-10-2001, 06:49 PM
thanks for the compliment leaflin.
09-10-2001, 10:27 PM
If your avoiding burnishing, how about using solvent+cottonswab or blending marker and then go back over the blacks with CP again?
09-14-2001, 09:33 PM
iKhan>> i tried this method without a great success. maybe i'm not doing it right.
blending marker- seem like no one heard about it around. i supose i'll have to buy it on the net.
09-15-2001, 07:02 AM
Many of the books available on color pencils describe the process and there are a few tutorials using it at http://cpchallenge.com/ ....just do a search on solvent.
To my knowledge all the primary manufacturers of markers make a blending marker. All it is ,really, is a colorless marker. I have tryed these but don't have too much success. The tips seem to clog up too fast for me. The clog rate may vary on whether you're using wax, grease or watercolor pencils.
Instead in the past I used q-tips and some odorless solvent which worked fairly well. What happens is that you are actually doing the drawing 3 times. First to place the initial colors...2nd is the blending and...3rd is reapplying the color pencils.
But, I think that on my next project I will go with an undercoat of watercolor pencils instead...using water instead of solvent.
I post twice on your thread and both times fail to mention that....
Excellent drawing, I love the concept. It's caused me to add a new entry to my projects list.
I've always been absorbed with eyes and how well drawn eyes can make you stare into them....and I've stared into your tiger's. :clap:
09-16-2001, 02:52 AM
Is it finished? Yes! I love it. Your getting so good with those CP's, I think you're a natural.
I don't mind specks in my pictures, especially in the dark areas, because Black can easily make an area "dead" the specks sort of help it look not so flat (like in an Ink drawing, Ink artist's always leave specks or lines of white so the black areas don't become flat)
But I don't know how to go about filling them in :confused:
If you want to stop this happening in future, a different brand of paper might be needed? Not sure. Sorry, I'm not very helpful, teehee!!
09-16-2001, 06:07 AM
thanks sherville for your comments. i'll leave those specks this time, but i'm not promising anything for next time...beware.:evil:
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