colour pencil and silverpoint
I am known to re-invent the wheel over and over. Still, I wanted to share my present experiments with you. In my attempt to have smooth value transitions and to darken tight areas I am using my silverpoint at the moment.
What I like is that this smoothes out applied colour (rather similar to blending but with a darkening effect depending on pressure and layercount), it can really produce dark darks in the pupils, the nostrils, etc, and it helps to get a very slight dark layer over reflections in fluids or glass.
Best of all, I can very easlily remove the darkening with my kneaded eraser.
I am just wondering if a copper wire would produce black as well or would that then more to rebrown? If yes, that might help enormously for portraits.
ADDENDUM COPPER: I just found some copper wire. No difference. If there were a difference it seems to tend to be darker.
Could be that I needed to post such drawings in Mixed Media though.
Cheers , Reinhard
How do you know you can't if you didn't try? And even if you failed the first time, try, try, try ..... one day you will succeed and be proud.
Last edited by Reinhard1 : 02-01-2013 at 09:03 AM.