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Thread: Jibes Graphite series Thread (new update 8-1-12)

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    Jibes Graphite series Thread (new update 8-1-12)

    While camping, I didn't want to go outside to sharpen my graphite pencil and so I remembered you could tone your paper with graphite and add with pencil or subtract with eraser. This I did by sharpening right over the paper and found that an image could be manipulated quite easy. I then did a few more and got to like the effect. Brought this into ArtRage and then taken a step farther. This method seems to work quite well for creating at least a starting point for a composition. Indeed, I find that it's quite easy to get a good composition this way. I suppose because of working out the form in the early stages. I don't know if it's a factor but Newsprint (Strathmore) seems to have just the right texture for this with the added benefit of being cheap. Which I am! BTW I found out that you don't need to tone the paper with graphic powder if you don't want to, Just using the broad side of the point of a graphic pencil (preferably one that has no wood around it) to make broad strokes to start and then smearing it with a paper towel or your finger or whatever works quite nicely.
    Using a kneaded eraser is the real key to having this work. Great for making highlights, its very easy to remove graphite this way.
    Last edited by jibes; 08-02-2012 at 04:18 PM.
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    Hey Neal where is it lol Ive done that before

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    Not in Kansas

    The very 1st of the method Scan and finished product done in AR.
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    My real name is Neal Gilbertson, AKA Gilbert Neilson, AKA Jibes.
    I'm a musician too. Please come hear my music at:
    http://www.icompositions.com/artists/jibes


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    Sorry Pat, this new up-loader has me stymied for the moment. You have seen the 1st ones but I have a new one coming.
    Last edited by jibes; 06-05-2012 at 11:00 AM.
    My real name is Neal Gilbertson, AKA Gilbert Neilson, AKA Jibes.
    I'm a musician too. Please come hear my music at:
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    Old Mill stream

    No 2: Many of you have seen this too.

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    My real name is Neal Gilbertson, AKA Gilbert Neilson, AKA Jibes.
    I'm a musician too. Please come hear my music at:
    http://www.icompositions.com/artists/jibes


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    Some sort of Veggie

    This one is very complex. However, it manifested itself almost right away and I just had to get it out of there. This one
    I haven't manipulated much in AR. I did enough to be enhanced to my liking however.

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    Last edited by jibes; 06-05-2012 at 11:02 AM.
    My real name is Neal Gilbertson, AKA Gilbert Neilson, AKA Jibes.
    I'm a musician too. Please come hear my music at:
    http://www.icompositions.com/artists/jibes


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    Oil Pastel Landscape

    Here is one that I didn't do much to in AR other than to enhance the brightness and contrast, but rather I wanted to show the compositional aspect. I painted over the original pencil scribblings with Oil Pastels of which I have a cheap minimal set and am nothing but a novice at best. One forgets that things can't be made lighter after they've been dark very easily!
    But I could have just as easily used it as a reference and done it in AR or scanned it in and painted it.
    Anyway, I think the composition is OK (my opinion) and it was a very very rough thing to start. I do remember thinking it wouldn't amount to much early on.

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    Last edited by jibes; 06-05-2012 at 02:33 PM. Reason: Rotten Grammar
    My real name is Neal Gilbertson, AKA Gilbert Neilson, AKA Jibes.
    I'm a musician too. Please come hear my music at:
    http://www.icompositions.com/artists/jibes


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    I really love this thread and what You get with such an approach!
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    Love the idea of these well done
    Sometimes...I remember better with my eyes closed

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    Neal... I love the concept of natural media and scanning and reworking or adding with AR...I must get my scanner working or atleast I guess I could just take photos with my DSLR.. and go from that... anyway this is a great thread... fun to see what comes out..

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