Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons
Mr.F made the cow a sleeping bag with some leftover scrap fabric lol
Deuce finished :) There are some things about this I really like, that left eye and things I don't like, the right eye :p I think it was a successful experiment for me as I did learn how to use this paper, and found out how the colours blended on it. Fur was easy to do on this paper as the rough texture really helps give a furry look. With experiments I am going to post them even if the results are not in my usual style of working and even if they are complete failures, might help other people. I know what is wrong with the right eye, its a little too wide. I did fix it a little but any more of a change and the eye will be completely placed wrong. The eyes are more yellow then brown which they are in the picture and I probably should have extended the bottom of his face as he kind of looks skeletal here :p
I really like the paper (Fisher 400) :D After the first layer which went down really scratchy and patchy, colour goes down really easily and I lost count of how many layers the paper took and it seems like it can take more; which would be a good thing for CP artists that like a lot of layers. Worked well for me when I needed to fix a mistake as the pencil erased easily but the dark colours did not completely go away, fading rather then erasing.
I found that with the first few layers, light colours would go over dark ones with no problem but not if the previous layers were laid down with hard pressure. The CP seems to naturally blend together without any burnishing. I found it to be more like oil pastels then chalk actually now that I worked on this more.
You can see how the pencils blended together here, and see the semi rough texture of the paper. It almost looks like paint here in some places. I found it really hard to get bright whites in the places that needed it unless there was already a light colour laid down. I only had one other problem with this paper. Smudging. lots of smudging. So if you use it make sure you place a sheet of paper under your hand but tape it to a board so that it doesn't move or you will end up with a piece that has had the pencils smudged all over it. Light colours will get effected by this more and you can see that in some parts of the eyes the blues and browns darkened the oranges and yellows a bit too much.
Its pretty much expensive sandpaper lol :D Makes me think if how drawing on fine sandpaper would work and how long it would last.