Mike Sibley   Comment Posted Nov.1st, 2012, viewed 136 times

Ignoring the stem, this contains lovely sharp drawing and very delicate shading. Possibly you could have used harder grades - it may be the texture of your paper showing, but I think some of the shading looks a little grainy. If you want to use softer grades for the darker shading, try using them lightly and then burnishing them with an additional light layer of 2H or an even harder grade. That should smooth out the larger soft graphite grains.

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trixie1 Oct.29th, 2012
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