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Whoever voted for charcoal on the poll let me say Thank You.
I was about to get started when Kaleb insisted on drawing on my art paper. I'm glad he did. I took inspiration from an area of his work and created this. Drawing again felt so good. I'd almost forgotten how much I love to blend. It felt like being home or in love. Charcoal is wonderful for getting a gradient from a rich deep black to white in an area, with a smooth transition, in minimal time compared to graphite, unfortunately; going any smaller than this it hard. Charcoal is messy and makes intense detailing difficult. You can do wonders with an eraser on it for detail, just not in the shaded areas as much. I am very happy with the end results of this piece. I personally like the way it looks (which doesn't always happen.) Oh and note to self: working with charcoal in bed is probably not the smartest idea you ever had.
I have a couple links for you to check out. First the postal service is discontinuing saturday mail (at least this says they are). This just means it may take a little longer for your art to reach you. I appreciate your patience. Next I want to share an online art trading magazine with you. There is a great article featuring creative ways to display your atcs. Plus they are considering fitting in The Creature Card Creation project for an article in their next edition! I just have to get it written up and turned in as soon as possible. This will be a great way to reach people!
DON'T FORGET!! If you haven't won anything yet you have until midnight tonight to enter for creature 28. After that we are starting over and everyone is encouraged to enter. Good luck!
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