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The study of art mediums
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The study of art mediums

Here's an thread I have made for people who wants to learn certain mediums and details provided to help an individual acknowledge the basics of using the materials for art. This is the thread to discuss art mediums and the techniques using art mediums.


Graphite is an material that is made of carbon which could lose it volumes fast if you stroke it to an wall quickly. There are different kind of graphite material which can range from 9B to 9H while 9B is the lightest. Blending any both of these graphite material will create an darker kind of shape and in an low quality paper, you might observe there are different texture results if you stroke with different shades of pencils. Using the material will require knowledge of pressure, angle, stroking, results of stroking based on the shape of the pencil. Angle affects the pressure and the results of stroking because of the amount of forces applied into the pencil and the shape of the tip of the pencil thus different results of the amount of carbon it releases into the paper. The tip of the pencil will always changes, thus you have to change the way you stroke and the rotation since the pencil is increasing the amount of graphite when you put pressure in one area. The factors that may affects the way you create the lightness and darkness along with texture-making process are pressure changes, angle changes, stroking changes, paper, the techniques used to create the light and the dark areas. Smudging is another important things when it comes to graphite, by smudging you're basically inserting more areas that can't be erasable areas inside the paper and mix the shading while losing it contrast. Smudging can be used for the first layer if there are more layers to be finished which shouldn't affect too much of the final results.

09-24-2009 06:33 AM
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