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We are the Massacre by pbird12 We are the Massacre by pbird12
EDIT: I'm really sorry for sending out an update to this deviation, I truly hate to do that, but this time I made an exception because the very wonderful *Rockinfroggi has made my awful video sooooo much better :happybounce: I couldn't not share, the link is under the materials list below :)

My first attempt at drawing and recording. It's not a professional operation here at house Paula :no: But I tried my best :)

There has been a sad update to this drawing, it came in the shape of a small 5 year old armed with a 'smudger stick' :crying: So all the hard work on the unblended skin has gone to waste. She looks alright blended, just not as I had planned :( Thankfully she looks much better than the felt pen witch said 5 year old created from one of my other drawings :sniff: ->

Materials this time:
Graphite - 3H - 6B (touch of 8B mars lumo powdered)
Blue Tac
Time: About 15 hours
Reference: The beautiful *FurtiveLungs
The Title - I kept the same title as Anni chose for her photo, she had too much meaning involved there and I felt it right to keep it as is.
Ref Link - WIP - Video - [link]

Thank you very much for taking a look
Paula :heart:
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LOTR3005 Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist
eyes ._.
pbird12 Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
GemmaFurbank Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic! So soft and life like!

I have just ordered some Powdered Graphite, to try something new. Never used it yet, so was wondering if you could advise me on the best brushes to use with it please?

Keep rocking!
pbird12 Jun 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :aww: 

You know, I prefer to use a cotton pad to apply powdered graphite when I can, it goes on lovely and smooth, but for smaller areas, something soft gives a really delicate effect, so a fine watercolour brush, but for harder edges a flat hard bristled brush works well too.  All of my brushes are watercolour brushes and they work really well, I hope that helps :heart:
GemmaFurbank Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I really appreciate the advice.

I am hoping it may speed up the process for me too, as i seem to spend so long blending and trying to get my skin values right whilst remaining soft. I'm looking forward to trying something new.

Keep up the brilliant work! x
thats amazing!
pbird12 Apr 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you again :hug:
Sure :D it looks more real than the pic its so amazing wow!
marmicminipark Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job, keep up the good work !!!
pbird12 Dec 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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