American singer, songwriter, actress, director, dancer, and entrepreneur. She has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the world's best-selling female recording artist in history by Guinness World Records. Considered to be one of the "25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century" by Time for being an influential figure in contemporary music, she is known for continuously reinventing both her music and image, and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry. Critics have praised her diverse musical productions which have also been known to induce controversy.
3H, H, HB, 2B, 3B, 5B, 6B, woodless graphite 9B
Kneaded Eraser, Mechanical Pen Eraser, Electric Eraser
Blending Stump, Makeup removal discs
A4 (21x29,7cm) (8,25"x11,7")
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This work is amazing! I hope you don’t mind me asking you something about your techniques? Do you build up tone through layering of increasingly darker pencil grades or do you generally apply the darkest tone for the area you are drawing straight off? I struggle with applying softer tones of graphite onto lighter ones so generally I apply the darkest grade straight off for the area I am drawing but i’m not getting the results you are achieving and wonder if this could be the reason. Lastly, do you use mechanical pencils and do you always draw on Bristol vellum? Any advice would be much appreciated. Kindest regards. Julian..keep up the good work..so inspiring!
Oh, sorry, lastly what would you recommend when using charcoal and graphite together?
Very good and important questions. I usually combine, I use layering specially for soft gradients (skin) and straight off tones mostly for dark accents with darker values. Once you detected the darkest and clearest zones of you drawing everything else will be a point in between. I recommend to try both and find the one that suits you the best for each moment, with practice you'll tend to apply the rigth value in the right spot more often.