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dbald8

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on: November 19, 2015, 04:24:32 PM
The basic differences between Charcoal, Graphite and Carbon  Charcoal particles are more cube shaped so they disperse light making a dense flat black. Charcoal also smudges easier than graphite.   Graphite particles are flat so they reflect light. Extremely dark areas can look shiny and distracting.  Carbon pencils create a non reflecting black, much like charcoal.   When placed adjacent to each other charcoal will appear to recede and graphite will appear to come forward. I use Charcoal for most backgrounds for this reason.  9xxB - is a unique pencil. The formula contains carbon so it can create dark values with less shine than regular graphite.  Possible to layer graphite over charcoal but not as easy to do the opposite.   Learning to use the inherent qualities of these will add more texture, contrast and realism.  Use a variety of hardness’s for shading and texturing purposes. By themselves, softer pencils create a rougher texture. Using harder pencils either before or after will result in a smoother texture.   
This is info I got in an email from jdhillberry.com
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Reply #1 on: November 19, 2015, 04:48:54 PM
A quick reference for drawing papers about 12 min.
http://jdhillberry.com/Drawing_Paper.htm
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Reply #2 on: November 19, 2015, 10:32:15 PM
Thanks, Diane.  Interesting info.

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Reply #3 on: December 15, 2015, 03:33:57 PM
Gives one food for thought!  ??? Thanks Diane.
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