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Drawing Update 2: Watching Passing Clouds

May 3, 2014

Here’s an update on the charcoal drawing, showing just the area where I’ve been working.

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Starting the detail phase by working on the face forces me to go more slowly and carefully than usual, but I was anxious. I like how this is going so far.

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Here are the tools I’ve been using this time. Top to bottom: willow vine charcoal, charcoal pencil, small brush, and wooden knitting needle. I like using vine sticks since the length lets me get a softer touch. The pencil helps refine the drawing. The brush lets me smooth and lighten areas. The needle I use for keeping my drawing hand off the surface, like a mahl stick.

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