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Val

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on: October 31, 2014, 08:16:44 AM
Does anyone know how to avoid getting the shine when going very dark?  :confused:

I've tried building layers slowly and using darker +++++ pencils as I go with very little pressure (any less and I'll drop the pencil!  :doh: ) and still get that dastardly shine.  :goofy:

Is there some simple trick I'm missing?   :think:
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Reply #1 on: October 31, 2014, 10:19:07 AM
Hi Val, got a couple of recommendations, you can get carbon pencils the set that I got came with b, 2b, 4b and 6b also a Kimberly 9xxb, neither given that shine that graphite leave hope this helps take care
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Reply #2 on: October 31, 2014, 10:33:24 AM
Val I just got this video from the 5-pencil Method site and it explains how to do this pretty well.
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It's about 20 min. long. Hope you can copy and paste it to check it out.
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Reply #3 on: November 01, 2014, 01:06:31 PM
if you don't feel like watching the video, his solution is to spray the drawing with a workable fixative to reduce the shine.

Val, I just live with the shine, it is part of pencil drawing. I am not a fan of spraying my drawings. If you look at the video at around 22 minutes in you can see why I am not a fan. You may have lost a bit of shine, but the whole area that you have sprayed has dulled down / yellowed.

Years down the line that yellowing may continue to darken.


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Reply #4 on: November 01, 2014, 01:13:48 PM
'Yellowing' that is one of the things I worry about. I must be careful when storing my drawing paper as it tends to get yellow spots...I suppose it's just the climate down there.

The shine only seems to be a problem when the light hits from a certain angle. Hope to finish this one up shortly so will post when done. I've never sprayed a drawing, so I think I'd rather just leave as is.... no sense encouraging yellowing further by spraying. Ta much Nolan.

 :smart: Learned something new...now I can go to bed happy!  :sleep:
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Reply #5 on: November 30, 2014, 12:57:53 PM
A cool trick I learned is to substitute charcoal for the dark graphite cause charcoal doesn't shine.
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Reply #6 on: November 30, 2014, 05:49:32 PM
Thanks Zach, I'll have to play about with that idea and see how it works.  O0
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Reply #7 on: December 01, 2014, 10:17:22 AM
Carbon pencils and the generals kimberly 9xxx.  O0
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Reply #8 on: December 04, 2014, 07:26:04 AM
Another thing,  spray the finished drawing using a matte fixative.  O0
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Reply #9 on: December 04, 2014, 07:51:27 AM
Thanks for the suggestions.  O0
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Reply #10 on: December 06, 2014, 06:08:33 AM
Val, Natalie gave you a good idea. That's the same one I was going to tell you about. Carbon is between graphite and charcoal it won't leave a shine. But it will give you the darks. I bought mine at hobby lobby for $3.85. Which I know you don't have one out in the jungle.  :2funny:

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