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Danielle123

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Coloured pencil test
« on: March 14, 2016, 07:54:27 AM »
I have tried 3 different samples of a sphere  in coloured pencil Faber Castell.  I have used the same amount of pigment to the 3 spheres. 
First one done only with pencils and burnished with the pencil burnisher (only wax no pigment to it). = a bit grainy. You could still add more pigment to it.
Second one done with pencils and burnished with solvent Taltine with a soft brush. = pretty good but it marked a bit. 
Third one done with pencils and my hair drier And rubed with a bristle brush. = very good it is smooth and you can still apply more pigment as well as the others.

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Re: Coloured pencil test
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2016, 08:44:57 AM »
Danielle,

Don't you just love experimenting.

Such smooth shading and intense color.

Not sure why you used the hair dryer on the third ball.  Please explain exactly what you did. 
The third ball looks the best so the technique seems to have worked well.

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Re: Coloured pencil test
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2016, 08:54:40 AM »
Danielle, thanks very much for sharing this with us. I guess the heat of the hair dryer is the same idea that Esther Roi uses with her icarus board that melts the waxy binder in the pencils. I'll have to give this a try, too.
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Re: Coloured pencil test
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2016, 09:43:28 AM »
Mea I just did my sphere with different tone colours and shading colours one on top of each other then to blend it I used my hair drier to heat the sphere and used a bristle brush (hard brush) to mix the pigments.

Sue I though you might like it. No need for harmful solvents.   Yes I saw that kind of heat table and an other lady using a hair drier.  So I thought I would try  hair drier.  I would not purchase the table myself. (Do not want to burn myself on it, she said she would not touch withher hand) Sorry I did not take there names.
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Re: Coloured pencil test
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2016, 09:58:37 AM »
Thanks, Danielle.  I'll give it a try.  I bought an extra hair dryer to keep in my studio for use with WC and acrylics.

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Danielle123

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Re: Coloured pencil test
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2016, 10:10:37 AM »
It is fun you will see. Just do little light circle to draw and keep on adding light touches , near the end you can press harder.  Try a sphere first to give you an idea.  Have fun.
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Re: Coloured pencil test
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2016, 11:28:21 AM »
 :thankyou:  Danielle for sharing this technique with us. Quite interesting and your spheres look fantastic but I would agree that the last sphere is the best.  Thanks so much,  Patricia
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Re: Coloured pencil test
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2016, 12:15:23 AM »
Thankyou for sharing this interesting technique test.  Every time I log onto PB I learn something new.  Its like an exciting art adventure, you never know what you going to discover next  :).
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Re: Coloured pencil test
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2016, 04:52:23 AM »
My pleasure  :smitten:
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Re: Coloured pencil test
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2016, 03:41:52 AM »
 :thankyou: Danielle, I would also like to try the hairdryer effect! Very clever!
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Re: Coloured pencil test
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2016, 04:34:13 AM »
Cheryl it does work but it is hot on fingers,  there are hot plates for the pencil colourist too.  I will not go for that expense.
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