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Old 05-28-2011, 07:01 AM
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Those stars look like you could pluck them right off!

Mark...how much scratching are you doing on these pencil pieces and what tools? Just curious.
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Wonderful work Mark - looking forward to the next update!
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Looks great so far. May I ask if you will be using any scratching tools on this one or will it be graphite all the way?
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Wowsier for sure!
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Thank you Lorna. At this time there has not been a whole lot of scratching with normal pointed or sharp tools, The stars, of course are scratched, the fabric around the stars, the highlights on the hat, the stitching on the hat and of course the eyes have scratching with normal tools. On the skin and the main fabric of the hat, I have used the small fiber glass brush. To achieve the smooth skin I apply graphite powder with a tortillon and smooth it the best I can, but I usually have to do several layers of graphite and then very lightly remove the areas that are to dark with the fiber glass brush. Sometimes I will very very lightly scratch with the gold colored tungsten carbide tool I have to lighten areas. There are no visible scratch marks where I do this. I have found that sometimes even the fiberglass brush will leave unwanted marks on the board when using graphite, this can be seen on the forehead. Two feet away from the board, they are not visible, but I know they are there. At some point I will have to return to this area, darken it and then lighten it again to see if the marks are gone, or take all of the graphite off and start over. I hope all of that makes sense.

Thank you Jenny.

Thank you Fay. My answer to Lorna's question, should answer your's also.

Rod, thank you.
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Terrific work so far!
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A feast for my eyes because, as you can see from the portraits I do, this sort of thing really grabs me.
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Mark...how much scratching are you doing on these pencil pieces and what tools? Just curious.

I was wondering the same thing, thanks for answering, Mark.

This is a terrific piece, I love the smoothness, but also the details.
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OMG!!! Mark this looks simply awesome
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Beautiful work Mark, you have endless patience I think.
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Eilis, thank you, glad you are watching.

Thank you Patrick, I thought it was time for me to do something besides critters.

Thank you Ann.

Thank you very much Diane.

Harold, thank you. I am not sure about patience, but I do like getting that 3D look in my art, or that is what I try to achieve.

Here is another small update, been spending to much time reworking areas already done. As you can see, I have darken areas on the face to give it more shape and roundness. Now on to a lot of textured fabric. Again this photo is near to the actual size.

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His lil face lifts right off of the shirt... I can't wait for more..
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You definitely are getting the depth and roundness to this. I love it.
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Thank you Mark for the explanation. Your textures on this are marvelous. He's really coming to life!
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Thank you very much Rod. I always shoot for that 3D look, sometimes I succeed, sometimes I don't.

Thank you very much Harold. Does it make you want ot get out your pencils?

Lorna, thank you very much also.

Here is the next update. Comments are always welcome.

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