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Reply #150 on: February 17, 2017, 03:46:43 PM
Beautiful Val!
You think tortilon (blending stump) dipped[size=78%] in pan pastel would help?[/size]
I remember using that with charcoal powder in a charcoal drawing.

 :heeha: Now I should have thought of that!  :doh:       :2funny:   I can sharpen that to a fine point with my sandpaper!  :yippee:

Thanks much Zayn, you are the best!  :-*
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Reply #151 on: February 17, 2017, 03:51:48 PM
Patricia that is one thing I like about the pan pastel.... they can be rubbed out completely with a good quality white vinyl rubber! I was hoping I could just take it down a level and rework from there.

Zayn reminded me of a very useful tool which I haven't used since I last used my charcoal which was a while ago. So, going to give that a go.

Stay tuned and ta ever so for your never flagging support.  :-*
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Reply #152 on: February 19, 2017, 04:48:58 AM
Beautiful Val!
You think tortilon (blending stump) dipped[size=78%] in pan pastel would help?[/size]
I remember using that with charcoal powder in a charcoal drawing.

 :heeha: Now I should have thought of that!  :doh:       :2funny:   I can sharpen that to a fine point with my sandpaper!  :yippee:

Thanks much Zayn, you are the best!  :-*
Hey Val!
Was wondering if it blending stump worked?
You could also try smallest Watercolour brush....I remember now, I also kept one specially for lifting  and applying charcoal!hope that helps !
Zayn


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Reply #153 on: February 19, 2017, 01:02:54 PM
Still playing about a bit with the stump.... I think it should work as long as I haven't demolished the paper by now!

I've not tried using a fine brush.... will look into that. Thanks Zayn.  :)
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Reply #154 on: February 20, 2017, 01:47:01 AM
Zayn, I did try the stump but it seems I have flattened the paper one to many times.  :doh: It just won't hold anymore pastel. Lesson learned! I've left that ear until I can figure out something else. I did do more on the mouth and it looks better so the stump does work pretty well if you haven't mucked up the paper.  O0
I've added some grayish colour to the other ear, just so i could see where it was!  :D just thinking out how to finish that ear without creating the same fiasco as the other ear.
I'll say this for it..... it sure has been an interesting process!  :2funny:
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Reply #155 on: February 20, 2017, 11:06:00 AM
Hes already looking good Val, look forward to seeing him finishe.  :smitten:
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Reply #156 on: February 20, 2017, 11:59:39 AM
He's looking mighty fine so far Val  :) 

Sometimes when I have filled up the tooth on my paper, I will scrape a razor blade over the surface to remove excess pastel.

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Reply #157 on: February 20, 2017, 01:13:15 PM
Aww sorry about that Val!
Glad the stump worked in other areas.I am sure u will figure out soon how to fix ....it's a beautiful dog
portrait!
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Reply #158 on: February 21, 2017, 04:54:55 AM
Thanks Win and Zayn, he hasn't got me beat yet!  :fight:     ;D
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Reply #159 on: February 21, 2017, 05:11:01 AM
Thanks for that Fi.  O0   I tried w/c 140# cp this time just to see what it was like. I don't think it's as tough as the pastel paper. Right now it feels almost like printer paper! I'll give it a scratch and see what happens.
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Reply #160 on: March 03, 2017, 12:43:43 PM
One step forward....two steps back  :doh:

Not sure what round I'm in  :fight: with this fellow. Have done more on him, but still no luck with the ears.  :thumbdown: Thinking perhaps I should forget the grey and just fill in with the brown tones. Sometimes you just have to work with what you've got.  :tongue:

Here's the update. Still open to thoughts and suggestions  O0

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Reply #161 on: March 03, 2017, 02:35:22 PM
Val,

Poor fellow, the gray makes him look washed out.  Maybe a darker grey,

I think your idea for browning him up might work.

I just went back an looked at all the earlier versions that people did.  Seems that they are all in the "50 shades of gray" range.

Hang in.  You'll get it yet.

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Reply #162 on: March 03, 2017, 04:49:15 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Val your dog has such a beautiful face and I think you are right going with the more ochre colours. Give it a try and see if it works. 


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Reply #163 on: March 04, 2017, 04:38:09 AM
Mea, I did try a darker grey originally....didn't work out very well. I think I may set this aside for a bit and come back to it. Overthinking it just clouds the issue.
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Reply #164 on: March 04, 2017, 04:43:21 AM
Thanks be Patricia for always being there.  :-*   I think I'll put this fellow aside for a bit....I swear he's getting more and more worried looking every time I look at him!    :eek:    Can't blame him poor soul, I'd be worried too!  :2funny:
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