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AndriesVisagie

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on: January 16, 2012, 10:42:38 AM
Hi all fellow artist.

To start off I want to wish all of you a good 2012 and may all of you succeed in the best way with all your art that you are currently busy with and also in the future with what ever you have planned in your art "careers..."

That said, I was wondering if any of you might be able to assist me with some questions I have. I was on holiday for a couple of days and all this came up while I was traveling....

1: While I was traveling I was thinging on how to protect my finished drawings. Some say use hairspray, some say use 2 pieces of glass to press the drawing in between. I currently have a artist bag where I keep all my drawing in a "folder-tipe" file. But I need to know what you guys can suggest.

2: When I start drawing, aspecialy straight from a photo, I tend to get as much detail in on the spot before I go to another section of the drawing(Picture). What will you suggest? Do I first start with a light drawing  (outside lining) of the picture and then do darker detail after I have a idea of what the drawing will look like or do I continue like I always do. part for part ???

3: I'm use to draw only with graphite pencils. I'm thinking of adding some color soon to my drawings, but are scared I mess up the whole pic. Any advise on that will also be appreciated...


Please guys any advise will help to improve my drawings. I have added another pic of a drawing I did of my 2 sons in the Encourager section and all these questions are based on what I did on this pic...

« Last Edit: January 16, 2012, 11:32:14 AM by dennis »


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Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012, 02:03:18 PM
Hello there,
I can tell you what I do with my drawings. To protect them I spray a matte fixative over mine. It is made especially for pencil, charcoal and pastels. then I put them in a portfolio. this portifolio has plastic inserts. Until I get ready to put them in a frame. I don't know about using hair spray. I don't know what it would do to the drawings in the long run. I always start with a light drawing in case I have to do a lot of erasing. Then when I am satisfied with it, then I start the detail shading. hope this helps.
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AndriesVisagie

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Reply #2 on: January 17, 2012, 03:14:44 AM
Hi Nina
Thans alot for that advise. that helps alot. I've just started with a drawing of a lion, well not started as yet, just the planning part and I will start with the lighter pic just , like you say, incase i have to erase alot.
thanx again for the warm welcome.

Andries


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Reply #3 on: January 17, 2012, 11:31:40 PM
 :welcome: to PaintBasket AndriesVisagie.
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Reply #4 on: January 18, 2012, 12:53:22 PM
1) I keep my drawing stored in a folder, each one in a plastic sleeve
2) I like to build up my drawings gradually adding more tone over the entire drawing as i go, but it's all personal preference. If completing one section at a time works for you them that is fine O0
3) Why not get yourself a nice big set of coloured pencils and then just do the whole drawing with that from the start, or if you use graphite pencils and draw on water colour paper, you could use watercolour washes to add colour


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Reply #5 on: February 01, 2012, 07:55:39 AM
 :wave: Hi Andries, I currently use a drawing/sketch pad/book. I have some sheets of tracing paper which I use to cover the drawings with just a small piece of tape at the top. I've also found that (greaseproof) baking paper works just as well and is less expensive. It also helps keep my drawings clean between sessions.
Hope this is helpful.
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Reply #6 on: February 01, 2012, 01:33:32 PM
Val, what a great  :idea: with the greaseproof paper ...  :thankyou:
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Reply #7 on: February 01, 2012, 03:07:22 PM
 :urwelcome:  Also stops my drawings from smudging/smearing.  ;)
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