Thursday, 12 March 2009

Hare drawing progress

Now having layered the body of the hare with grades upto B grade i have loosely laid in the fur with a 2B pencil to establish the direction of the fur.This will be over-layered with a harder grade of pencil just to 'knock' it back a bit so that the fur is not so heavily portrayed and then the finishing touches will be added tomorrow.The layering process is the most time-consuming part of all of my drawings but it is vital to the success of the image and cannot be effectively 'speeded' up.The layering itself is completed using the 'circulism' technique(i dont know if thats a real word or not but i saw this technique described thus on an artists website and thought it an appropriate term),this basically means building up the graphite by means of a series of overlapping small cicles which can if care is taken give a very smooth wash of graphite.