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Old 02-01-2013, 08:20 AM
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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.
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Re: colour pencil and silverpoint

would love to see your experimentation with silver point on cp's...very curious!
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Re: colour pencil and silverpoint

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Could be that I needed to post such drawings in Mixed Media though.

Nope! as long as cp is being used in some way in the piece/experiments, you're certainly welcome to post them here.

Getting to see other artists experiment and stretch their skills is a great way to inspire everyone. So if you want to share, please do!

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Re: colour pencil and silverpoint

Well Tess that is good to know because my space piece I did had to be at least half pastels and I did feel a tad guilty posting it here.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:03 AM
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Re: colour pencil and silverpoint

very good!!
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Re: colour pencil and silverpoint

Rienhard,

I think that copper may tend towards brown or green, just like it does when it ages and patinas. You might want to keep that in mind! Good luck tho!
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