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post #1 of Old 11-19-2010, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Some recent smudges

Just did this one up last weekend.


Ice Fishing scene


Jags


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post #2 of Old 11-19-2010, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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post #3 of Old 11-20-2010, 07:32 AM
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First of all, welcome to the forum! Beautiful work! Is "smudging" a specific technique? What type of tools, paper do you use? I love your style and the fish are phenomenal, my favorite being the one titled "jags".

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post #4 of Old 11-20-2010, 02:48 PM
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Welcome. Those are charcoal aren't they?
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Hey! Thanks folks. It's graphite pencil on vellum bristol board. I like the bristol because you can get the ultimate detail and a silky smooth texture. It's a little more work but the results are awesome.

Smudging is just a term for smoothing out and spreading the pencil marks with a stomp. I just picked up the name "Smudge" from a friend of mine. haha.

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Ooh....Ahh...I love your work...it's so soft. I have recently just started working on bristol paper myself and am absolutely in love as I am a "smudger" myself. I was just going to ask what you use to blend your drawings. I use such things as q-tips, cotton balls and these little blendy stump thingies, but I find that they somewhat dilute the darker tones, so I usually have to go back with a darker pencil (then I get the urge to blend again...lol). I'm still learning.

Anyway, I can't wait to see more of your work!
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Hey thanks! Ya it's so much fun and every piece becomes a learning curve. I find with bristol paper you have to go over the same area several times, smudging and adding pencil, smudging and adding more pencil. I do this until I get the desired amount of laying, texture and the right shade.

I use erasers almost as much as I use my stomp and smudger. Especially for highlights and adding cool textures. Kneaded erasers, Staedler eraser pencils, and gum erasers are my weapons of choice.
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post #8 of Old 11-24-2010, 10:26 AM
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I thought a number 2 pencil was work.
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the work looks good, i like the outcome of your technique keep it up!
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