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Drawing and painting surfaces, substrates, papers
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Zoungy Kligge
Recently I was looking at Norman Rockwell charcoal comprehensive drawings and trying to understand how the rich textures were created. The surface was so beautiful, like fine bread crust. We decided it must be connected to the type of paper used, but couldn't imagine what it was or how to access something like that. Suggestion, a section or lesson or podcast devoted to the subject of what we draw and paint on. There's so much out there about what tools and media to draw with, but relatively little is said about what we're drawing on. The interaction of drawing tool with surface is so important. There's also the issue of longevity. It would be great to help demystify this topic. What are popular brands, what do they do. If they are colored how long will the color last? Are there inexpensive ways to create durable surfaces? Etc. What do you think?
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Scott Lewis
Great suggestion. I've been searching maniacally for the past few weeks trying to find a paper I used 20 years ago so this is forefront in mind these days. Drawing in graphite on white paper can be pretty mundane but I love using toned papers with white chalk for highlights. It would be great to learn even more techniques.
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i agree i dont see a lot of information out there about all the different tools and media's an everything in-between, and im sure that one could' find some of these things but when you dont know what it is that you are looking for it can be very hard to find much of anything like i still dont know what it is that Disney artists use when they are drawing , it looks like a huge chuck of graphite, but idk what its called where to buy any of it or what it even is , thank you Zoungy Kligge , for bringing this up in the first place because , i was beginning to think that i was crazy ๐Ÿ˜‚ but no this is a real thing , ps i hope that someone can help you on you're journey. good luck god bless an take care โœŒ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Zoungy Kligge
Thanks. You could probably Google woodless graphite or something like that. I'm pretty sure that's all it is, thick graphite without any wood around it
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