Monday, February 15, 2010

Smoothing out the rough

The texture of the drawing board is so extreme in some places that help is needed to distribute the charcoal more evenly. Applying powder as mentioned before is only a beginning. After the smudging is done then I use a larger stiff brush to poke down onto the surface. This pushes particles down into the crevices therefore smoothing it out. Dragging a charcoal stick across the panel catches just the peaks of the texture, this brush process forces it done into the valleys.

1 comment:

Peter Brown said...

Dean, I love the textures you're able to achieve on your gessoed panels. There's very much an "organic" feel to your work which I like a lot.