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05-21-2001, 11:36 AM
This is a portrait I drew from a photo of my cousin. I used a 2B pencil on drawing paper. Any comments appreciated! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
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05-21-2001, 02:13 PM
I like it!
I don't know if you will find this as helpful as I did, but materials can make all the difference in the world if your goal is a detailed likeness. To get subtle gradations in skin tone a 2B is very difficult to work with because it is so 'strong'. You will end up using a smudging technique which can make a piece look messy. Invest in a drafting pencil and a range of leads - from 3H to 2B. The H ranges are for the skin tones. The Bs are for the darkest passages, sweaters (and such textures), and sometimes hair. If you are wondering why I suggest a drafting pencil - it is because it is well balanced and your strokes will be less fatiguing. One last word on materials. I cannot reccommend any better paper to do pencils with than 110 Hot Press Arches watercolor paper. The surface is crisp but not slick! If you are curious as to the results of these materials, see 'Gerber Baby' in this forum. It was produced using these same materials.
05-22-2001, 03:06 PM
I live in Davenport,Iowa not LA. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
05-22-2001, 04:12 PM
Rats!!!! I just can't seem to read this font very well. My husband thinks it's this computer. I don't know. I have trouble every time I come across this font on the web or in MS software. Mabey I need glasses. B)
05-23-2001, 12:31 AM
Where is Davenport LA? I live near the AR and LA border. Are you anywhere near Shreveport/Bossier <sp>? They have a neat museum there. I went a few years ago and they had rooms and rooms full of Remingtons. I assume it was a traveling exhibit, but they had such a wealth of different things to look at. I want to go back. Sob. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
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