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Tousabella

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on: March 31, 2014, 04:49:33 PM
Dennis...you said, on the last lesson, not to use a graphite pencil for adding in missing lines. How are you supposed to transfer the template to the painting paper?
If we use our drawing pencils or tracing paper, it still ends up with graphite. What should we use on the backs of our templates?
Thanks.
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Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 07:58:07 PM
The normal pencil rubbing is still OK for transferring to the template as all it does is transfer the pencil "dust" to the paper.


If you are one that is able to draw directly to the paper then the problem can start. Because graphite (the lead in the pencil) is actually a lubricant and "slippery" the pastel won't stick to it as there is no "Tooth" or grip for it to stick to. So, if you use a graphite pencil, especially the softer kind, then the chances are very great that the pencil line will show throughout your painting.


Test it yourself. Take a 4B pencil and draw a reasonably wide dark line. Then try covering it with  some pastel to see the result.  Also make a small dark patch, say 1/4 to 1/2" square or round then try covering it.


The real problem starts when you draw directly to the paper with a graphite pencil - NOT with a rubbing.
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Tousabella

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Reply #2 on: March 31, 2014, 08:42:09 PM
Allrighty!!  Thanks, Dennis. I shall use the pencil rubbing.
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Reply #3 on: April 01, 2014, 07:33:00 AM
Another lesson learned! Thanks for asking Bella.  O0
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Tousabella

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Reply #4 on: April 05, 2014, 09:55:24 AM
I asked Dennis about graphite tracing paper....if it was just dust, too....and asked if he would answer here in the general chat, so that we all would get the info.  Guess he got really busy, and I sure understand.
I'm going to go ahead and try it for the stream painting...I'm tired of seeing it sitting here and not working on it!  LOL  I'll let you know how it turned out....either worked, or will mix in and be shiny!!  LOL

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Reply #5 on: April 05, 2014, 11:48:36 AM
Bella I use Graphite tracing paper....I  havent had problems thus far.
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Reply #6 on: April 05, 2014, 06:21:49 PM
Oh thanks, JJ. I was afraid maybe it would mix and be shiny with the pastels.
Thanks...now, I shall transfer my template. That's great.
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