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Offline guilleum2

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Art Explosion @.@
« on: July 29, 2009, 01:57:46 pm »
Do you ever have a day when inspiration is just like... FLOW. And you start a million projects but you don't finish any of them? xD
That tends to happen to me a lot... But I'm fixing that now.
I also have a question.
Most of the people in my art class say light shading is easy.
Not to meeee it isn't >.<
I have the hardest time with it.
Any tips?

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Re: Art Explosion @.@
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2009, 01:14:28 am »
I have days like that all the time... ah, the great unfinished works...

As for light shading, the lead you use is very important. Go with the higher number H leads (4H, 5H, 6H). Using a tortillion stump will help also. The thing about the harder leads, such as H series, is that while light, they are less blendable. You can break down graphite by brushing over the graphite on the paper with mineral spirits (I actually prefer using a cotton swab to do this). You should note that this will make the graphite appear darker until it is completely dry. Once dry, it should be close to the shade of grey you laid down, just more blended. I recommend playing with this technique on some scrap paper before applying it to one of your art projects.

I hope this answers your question. If the question is about the interplay of light, I only have this to offer: everything is just highlight, midtone and shadow. Define what is what and map it out.
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