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Old 07-01-2008, 06:27 PM   #1
Michael Georges Michael Georges is offline

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Renee - Observational Drawing

This was a fast drawing done from photo reference, using a new technique. The technique is from a William Maughan book recommended to me by our own lovely and talented Linda Brandon.

I wanted to test the method and thus I worked fast and used fairly rough paper to discourage me from my typical "mouse milking". Much more organic than anything I have done prior, and the technique was just wonderful and BIG FUN!
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Old 07-04-2008, 01:18 AM   #2
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I'm getting pretty talented at Guitar Hero 2, and that's about the extent of things right now.

About those Carb-Othello pencils: I think they are a little tricky, since they are so hard to erase if you have even a moderately heavy hand. If you're using a soft paper, there's the danger of abrasion and ruining the surface. I'm trying to remember who it was on this Forum who said that half the battle of creating a good drawing is finding the right marriage between paper and drawing media.

Have you tried 'wiping down' your drawing every few minutes with a big brush or soft cloth and then picking out with an eraser? This lets you work big soft shapes - it's a form of bringing things in and out of the fog. David Kassan showed me how he did this with his drawings. It adds a level of mystery and atmosphere that is otherwise hard to achieve in line drawings. Having an arsenal of good erasers (not just a kneaded one) is key when working this way.

Anyway - I am really enjoying all your drawings here, Michael.
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