Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Materials I'm using...



Charcoal powder is another essential tool in drawing. With the use of bristle brush, it speeds up covering the background with powder, instead of rendering it with pencil. Besides, it gives an atmospheric effect on your drawing. I used them in preparing my paper before I start sketching. Don't forget to wipe them thin with a piece of chamoise or cotton from excess, or you end up with a messy artwork. I always spray my finished artwork with a Matte fixative to prevent smudges and finger marks. The matte type makes the artwork look like nothing has been sprayed on it, but it gives that protection from smudges.