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Reply #60 on: September 05, 2014, 10:42:17 PM
I think your foreground is nice Liz. It still has nice depth and texture.
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Reply #61 on: September 05, 2014, 11:53:39 PM
Liz,

Feel the same way about the flowers.  I put in just enough to get the feel for it.

aloha

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Reply #62 on: September 06, 2014, 02:16:39 AM
Patricia,Zilpa,Sherri.Mea, Natalie, Liz.....great work evryone!
Zayn


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Reply #63 on: September 06, 2014, 07:24:01 PM


Just want to show you that there's no problem with my pencil eraser; problem was with the artist!
This is what I learned:
1.  Sharpen the point of the eraser by rubbing carefully on sandpaper;
2.  Make sure there's enough graphite 'dust' on paper for the white to stand out;
3.  Work with a light hand.
Hope this helps someone!   :)   (Oh, this was done on scratch paper with a coffee stain!)
~Liz


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Reply #64 on: September 06, 2014, 08:48:18 PM
Liz,

Please clarify "coffee stain."  Was it a stain from spilled coffee (not by you, of course.)?

Or did you dye the paper with coffee?  If so, describe the technique you used.  maybe I'll try doing tea stains as "mixed media."

aloha

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Reply #65 on: September 06, 2014, 09:39:51 PM
 :thankyou: for sharing Liz
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Reply #66 on: September 06, 2014, 10:12:54 PM
Mea, it was just a stain, maybe tea.   I used junk paper, remember the one the book worm ate right through and there's a tiny hole near the middle of the whole pad!  Since you asked, I've seen somebody's art done with brushing on coffee, tea, and wine and someone else actually uses coffee beans for texture.  Interesting mixed media!  8)
~Liz
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Reply #67 on: September 06, 2014, 10:42:38 PM
Thanks, Liz.

One of these days, I'll give the tea and wine a try.

aloha

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Reply #68 on: September 07, 2014, 11:05:33 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely lighthouses Natalie and Liz.


 :thankyou:  Zayn for your kind comments.   




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Reply #69 on: September 07, 2014, 11:36:32 AM
 :surrender: Nolan! Help!!! Actually....anyone can help  ;)     I actually got to watch the whole video!  :heeha: All at once!!!  :faint:

Decided to give this a go as it seemed to be pretty quick and easy. Difficulty: Scribbled a flat pencil (6B by General) and wiped it on the drawing paper. Figured the darker/softer lead would make things go a bit quicker. The result was actually much lighter than I thought it should be so I did it again. Not a noticeable difference, and I think in spots it took off more graphite than it put on!      What happened? 
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Reply #70 on: September 07, 2014, 01:43:00 PM
I use a graphite stick 6b and it does the same with me. Kinda splotchy in places?
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Reply #71 on: September 07, 2014, 03:03:23 PM
Same thing happens to me, too!  If the paper is too smooth, it seems it can't pick up the graphite too well. So I tried a slightly more textured sketch paper.  Where it didn't cover too well, I went in lightly with the pencil and smudged with Q tip. I use cotton balls and a soft brush lightly over the graphite, tried a small piece of cloth from an old T shirt, too.  Did you try a 4B pencil, too?  I only know that without enough of graphite dusting, the white parts will not be clearly seen.  Sorry, keep trying!
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Reply #72 on: September 07, 2014, 03:23:57 PM
Very nice drawings, Everyone!  Sorry I missed seeing earlier ones.


Patricia, could you post a 'day time' photo?


Sherri, what was your experience with the graphite rubbing?  Tour application looks pretty even.


-Liz


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Reply #73 on: September 07, 2014, 08:38:22 PM
Excellent job Liz :clap: :clap: :clap:
Just soften the edges you have on the house. Outlining like that makes it look cartoon - hold your hand up to the screen so it covers the houses and you will see it looks like a photo, then remove your hand and suddenly you loose the photo realistic effect. O0

Val - The pencil you use must be soft, the 6B you used is fine. It does start off with a light uneven coating, but as you continue to wipe on, it evens out. Big thing when doing this is to not rub hard otherwise it saturates and smooths the paper so that it will not accept more graphite afterwards. There is no pressure involved at all. You will pick up the same problem if your paper is too smooth.


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Reply #74 on: September 07, 2014, 08:54:24 PM
Thanks Liz and Nolan.  This was not my usual drawing paper. I think that is the problem...it is too smooth. Live and learn...now I get to do it again  :heeha:    :doh:    :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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