Image posted Jun.17th, 2012, viewed 74 times
I've attempted to create the gradient a few times. The first one layering, the second time blending using toilet paper, the third time layering again and the fourth failing miserably, due to a silly mistake: I've blown too heavily on the paper after erasing... leaving saliva marks :( yuk
After scanning the image I have noticed the patch of colour missing in the dark area of the first drawing. Probably the lighting in my workspace wasn't ideal, I find the drawing very reflective and I didn't notice that mistake.
Another mistake I see is that sometime there are harder lines in the gradient. I think that was due to the way I've sharpened my pencils... I didn't have a pencil sharpener for clutch pencils so I ended up using sanding paper, that left some irregularity on the surface of the graphite.
Also I'm not sure about the way I obtained a chisel point, especially in the harder pencils. How do I know it's correct?
I've noticed that I can't achieve a very dark tone using the flat part of the chisel point, is that normal? I've also noticed that the paper gets ruined when applying lots of pressure.
Is that due to the quality of my sketch pad? (It says 145 gsm acid free paper)
It is possible to notice the effect caused by the pressure, in the darkest area. The paper have waves now because the paper there is much thinner.
I'll be waiting for your feedback before starting the next exercise.
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