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Old 07-06-2007, 07:43 PM   #1
Chris Saper Chris Saper is offline
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Spencer - NuPastel on Hannemuhle Velour board




Today I attended my first open session with the Prescott Mountain Artists' Guild. Such a nice group of artists- only five of us with an excellent model, Spencer, who was about ten.

I tried a new paper that Sharon K made me buy, whose name I cannot recall for the life of me - when I get the info from her I will fix the title

It is a gray velour-type paper mounted to a cardboard-like surface so it is quite stiff; the surface can take a fair amount of abuse, and lighter charcoal and NuPastel marks can be lifted rather well with a kneaded eraser. I used some pencil/charcoal pencil and a little viine charcoal to make my first marks, then modeled using a deep reddish brown NuPastel, white charcoal pencil and white NuPastel.

You can see the velvety quality of the paper in the background strokes.
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Old 07-07-2007, 01:06 PM   #2
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Dear Chris

This is a very lovely drawing. You are so good! Look at that wonderful nose and eye. I love the reflected light and confident, strong marks. You draw like you are sight reading and so your work is like a song.
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Old 07-07-2007, 01:41 PM   #3
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Beautiful draftsmanship this one goes into my favorite drawings folder.

Looking forward to knowing what kind of paper was used.
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Old 07-09-2007, 08:10 AM   #4
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Beautiful drawing Chris!
Great energic strokes. I like a lot your choice of colors too.
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:36 PM   #5
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Chris,

I just saw this--what a beautiful drawing! I've been staring at the close-up, admiring the exquisite marks that suggest the features by describing the edges and transitions of the different planes. As a whole it projects life and immediacy. I'd like to see this in person.

Can you post details of other parts of the drawing?
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Old 07-11-2007, 09:02 AM   #6
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Ok! Ok!

It is not the artist that made this great drawing. It is of course, the paper I told her to get! GEEZ!

I had to dig my workshop art supply list out of the trash (computer) to find this. It is a beautiful paper and a beautiful drawing.

http://www.dakotapastels.com/paper_velour.shtml
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:48 PM   #7
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Beautiful, Chris!
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:44 AM   #8
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Nice drawing Chris. I like his expression. He looks just slightly uncomfortable befitting for his age. :-)
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:10 PM   #9
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Dear Chris,

You are giving us so much to look at with relative little application. Great work! Here the term "less is more" hits the target.
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