I'm hoping to get some advice on how best to achieve a particular effect. Two effects really.
I'm trying to create a drawing that is both grainy and out of focus. I understand that the choice of paper can help with the grainy-ness. Is there a particular paper that you would recommend? Is stippling necessary at all?
Blur is something I'm having trouble with. My attempts so far basically just end up looking 'smudgy', or dirty, rather than out of focus.
I should add that I've only been drawing for 6 months. I mainly use graphite, though I do attempt (badly) the occasional charcoal sketch. I try to draw every day, and research stuff as much as I can, but I've yet to find information on how to achieve these effects.
The attached image is not what I want to draw, but it gives an idea of the look I'm going for.
Thanks very much in advance