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This blog is here, so I may as well use it to display the art pieces I create. More than four years after I started, my main medium is still graphite and colored pencil, but I am also now experimenting with watercolor paints. Such pieces as I deem worthy will be displayed here, however, after posting the few back-dated pieces, my postings may not be too regular. I've been known to destroy unfinished pieces I do not like or to just not finish those pieces and move on to something else.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Rat Tales

This little critter looks like he's got a story to tell (well, he does to me) so I called this sketch "Rat Tales".  It's from Drawspace.com Lesson # I07 - Rocky Rodent.   I'm still not too hot with the fur and shading... but I suppose it's progress. My original is done on 9X12 inch, 90lb Canson Classic Cream drawing paper. Heavyweight, medium tooth surface good for charcoal, pastel, pencil and pen. So says Canson anyway. My sig, date, etc. in the corner was done with PSP X2 after I edited the scan for brighness, contrast, fading and clarity - not to mention that I had to remove unwanted shadows - again. The only way to not have the darned shadows would be to scan the page after removing it from the sketch pad. I don't have any good place to store loose sketches, so I don't do many of them like that.

Rat Tales

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