Monday, 6 February 2012
Matriarch stage 3
At this point I've scanned you can see almost the complete process of my 'fur technique'. Starting with some graphite lightly washed over the area of the neck with a piece of cloth. I have a little pot of graphite powder for this and have a very floppy tortillon made from a piece of rolled up 'J' cloth which I use like a brush in the direction of the fur. Then I lift out a few strokes with my putty rubber. Next I define these with a fairly sharp hard pencil making a fur texture on the paper before working up some deeper tones with a softer pencil to give depth, shadow and highlights. I'm also using my colour shapers for a bit of subtle blending on the fur, just to soften things a little.