Wandering Through a Fantasy World

Doodles and Musings

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Testing more random clearance art supplies.  This time it’s Pacific Arc’s water soluble graphite sticks in 2B, 4B, and 6B.  They’re pretty freeing to draw with, since they feel like those chunky preschool crayons.  They take water very easily, and with a bit of practice, I’m sure I could figure out just how much pigment to add to get the right shade when adding water.  Terrible composition from drawing straight with the graphite, and the shading is terrible from not knowing how these things would work (not to mention super-cheap watercolor paper).  The sticks aren’t very forgiving, though, so watch for smudges.

Testing more random clearance art supplies.  This time it’s Pacific Arc’s water soluble graphite sticks in 2B, 4B, and 6B.  They’re pretty freeing to draw with, since they feel like those chunky preschool crayons.  They take water very easily, and with a bit of practice, I’m sure I could figure out just how much pigment to add to get the right shade when adding water.  Terrible composition from drawing straight with the graphite, and the shading is terrible from not knowing how these things would work (not to mention super-cheap watercolor paper).  The sticks aren’t very forgiving, though, so watch for smudges.

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Testing of a Graphitint pencil (#01 Port) on 90 lb vellum.  Before and after water was applied.  You can get a good amount of depth with just one shade, especially if you bare down hard while it’s dry.  I only have a handful of Graphitints, but I have a set of 24 Inktense which I may try out next.  I don’t know if these are something I’d use for “finished” pieces, but they are great for sketches and studies.

Testing of a Graphitint pencil (#01 Port) on 90 lb vellum.  Before and after water was applied.  You can get a good amount of depth with just one shade, especially if you bare down hard while it’s dry.  I only have a handful of Graphitints, but I have a set of 24 Inktense which I may try out next.  I don’t know if these are something I’d use for “finished” pieces, but they are great for sketches and studies.

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Hamacon 2014

Whew!  Got back late last night from a busy weekend at Hamacon in Huntsville, AL after running my first ever Artist Alley table!  It was a really great experience, and I’m extremely grateful to everyone who stopped by to buy something or even just to say hi.  I’ll post a little recap (with pictures!) under the cut —

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