Monday, November 01, 2010

Drafting Film Rose

My camera seems to hate drafting film :/ Can't seem to get a good photo of this, but here is the start of a rose. hmmm not sure what to think of drafting film. On the one hand, its fast to use, but the pencils act really oddly on it. Seem to work better once there is a few layers put down and then the pencils seem to grip the film better.

I really want to see what turps do with the film, which will either look really cool or turn into a big colourful mess :D

7 comments:

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

It definately is an odd sensation drawing on the stuff. Looks good though so far and looks like you've conquered it! I used in for gesso and charcoal in one of the drawing classes and it was fun working it that way, but I found it harder to use with cp's. I like that you can work both sides for added depth. Unfortunately my brain isn't co-ordinated enough to think on both sides of the paper;-)

2paw said...

I don't even know what drafting film is!! Nice colours!!

Liesl said...

I've seen anything drawn on drafting film before - had to Google it to see what exactly it is and why you use it! Looking forward to seeing your rose. Hope you will post the before and after when you add the turps!

Liesl said...

Ooops - typos everywhere ... that should have read "I've never seen"

kaslkaos said...

heard of it, haven't used it, so I can't wait to watch this one progress.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Looks like a good start and I love the colour.

Jennifer Rose said...

perp, I'm going to have to try charcoal on it, that should be interesting. I am going to have to use the other side to get dark values as the front side isn't dark enough yet.

cindy, thanks :) its sort of like tracing paper, but thicker

liesl, thanks :) and I will def. post pics of before and after when i use the turps :)

ingrid, if I thought it would survive the mail, I would send you a piece as sue sent me a few sheets :)

thanks shashi :)