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post #1 of Old 10-05-2010, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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New WIP

I want to share my latest graphite commission. This is a 9 x 12 portrait. Here are a couple pictures of the portrait as it is coming along. I will post updates as I continue to work on it.

Enjoy!
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post #2 of Old 10-05-2010, 01:56 AM
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I love it! I've been playing with the idea of trying out graphite again. It's been so long!
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Here's tonight's progress...my scanner cut off the very bottom of the drawing.
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Looking beautiful Liz! I've been so busy with school stuff lately I haven't drawn anything. Ugh!

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I want to share my latest graphite commission. This is a 9 x 12 portrait. Here are a couple pictures of the portrait as it is coming along. I will post updates as I continue to work on it.

Enjoy!

I have never had any contact with artists the quality that I am finding here. I noticed that you draw from left to right too. Is that to keep from smearing with your right hand? I would lay it out lightly on the page and then concentrate on the left and move right. Do we all do this?
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Outstanding work! You are progessing very nicely with this piece.

I'm left handed and work the entire layout of the piece. Sometimes it smear it with my hand and then have to fix the mess.

I received a tip from another artist to prevent your hand from touching your work. Place a board over the work and rest your hand on that. Don't let the board lay directly on the artwork, put something under each end to lift it. This little tip helped me many times.

It's always a good day when you wake up, don't sweat the small stuff.
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I would lay it out lightly on the page and then concentrate on the left and move right. Do we all do this?
That's exactly what I do, too.

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post #8 of Old 10-24-2010, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everybody.

DLeeG- I was advised by someone to work from the upper left hand corner to the lower right hand corner in order to reduce smuging and it has worked very well for me. I used to work on one section, got bored and then move on to another section before getting bored again. I wound up smudging a lot. I had to discipline myself to work strictly left to right and I am so used to it now that I use the left to right technique with all mediums, even ones that don't smudge...lol.

Anway, I finished the drawing ages ago and send it to the client who gave it to her friend. They both loved it! I can't for the life of me figure out how to post the picture either here or on my profile as it says the file size is too big. I tried uploading it to photobucket, but I couldn't upload it here. Here is the link to the drawing on my facebook profile. Hopefully ya'll can see it there.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...&ref=fbx_album
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Liz

Your work is OUTSTANDING!!!! I bet you sell a lot of your drawings. Did you ever enter any of them into a juried show?

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Thank you! I haven't had a ton of business lately. I think my prices are very reaosnable, but perhaps it's the economy? I did a special one month where I was trying to make quick easy money to pay for my cat's vet bills. I charged $25 for graphite drawings and made a good deal of money that way.

I have entered my art at the local county fair and placed first in the acrylic painting and drawing divisions, but have always been too chicken to enter an actual juried show.
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