Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:44 AM
Posted 14 November 2013 - 04:06 PM
I like the depth in your drawing. Nice job.
Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:13 PM
Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:31 PM
Regards and clear skies...
Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:50 PM
A very fine, striking sketch of crater Kepler.
I think I was able to tell this was Kepler on sight.
Posted 15 November 2013 - 03:33 AM
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Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:30 AM
I made the background by rubbing a sanding block on a solid graphite block ( available in art supply stores ) and sprinkling the graphite dust over the sketching paper. I used a cotton ball or two to gently rub this into the paper and create a smooth background. You can lighten this quite a bit by just continuing to gently rub with the cotton balls. I saved some of the graphite dust so I could add more to darken any area I thought needed it. Actually I now have a little jar full of the stuff!
Thanks for the tutorial, Randolph! I often wonder how some of you more talented artists create certain effects on paper. This is a great tip that I'll definitely try.
Posted 20 November 2013 - 10:43 AM
pastels and/or white charcoal. Sanding the solid graphite bar to create the background seemed another easy way to start a sketch (on white paper), but I'm sure others have done this long before me! You are already producing fine sketches!
Clear skies ( and warmer temps ),
Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:47 AM
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