- Peggy Covic Fine Art: Big D WIP update 5

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Big D WIP update 5

I've been "pushing the darks" with Big D. 
 He is after all a Black Friesian. 
I knew my mane was "reading" black but his body wasn't so.... I'm still tweaking
Hope you like it!


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3 comments:

  1. Hi Peggy
    Looks like you've achieved the deep blacks you were trying for. Which brand of pencils are you using?
    Of the ones available in the UK I favour Mars Lumograph for the darkest tones. I have tried using carbon pencils with graphite as the carbon gives rich blacks also. It does give a matt look though compared with the graphite sheen so needs to be evened up by spraying with fixative.

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  2. Thanks Sue!
    I still think he needs to go blacker but I don't think I started with a soft enough graphite?
    I have a really light touch which makes getting the darks harder I think.
    Mars Lumograph is what I use as well :)
    I also used a Kimberly 9XBB and a touch of Generals 4B charcoal (in his forelock).
    Do you use a workable fixative between layers? I've heard you can do that to achieve being able to add more graphite or do you increase your pressure??

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  3. Its very difficult (and maybe impossible) to find workable fixative in the UK. Our Fixatives are the
    non-removable variety, used at the end of the work. I don't use fixative between layers of graphite but occasionally do so with cps.

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