December 7th, 2010, 4:16 am
It's unfinished because when I turned it in he never gave it back! D:
December 8th, 2010, 11:27 pm
A banner someone asked me to make as a 'whatever' banner, so this was the first thing that came to mind :)
v.1 Plain and Simple
v.2 With a nice wintery touch
v.3 I added snow to this one if you can tell
December 20th, 2010, 1:52 am
Someone suggested I work on it, this is what I came up with...
February 10th, 2011, 1:08 am
The lighting is better here.
The finished version.
January 12th, 2012, 7:12 pm
I love the two people with their hands in a heart shape. Very cite :) These are really good.
February 23rd, 2012, 7:37 am
Thank you! :) The Kissing Hearts one is my favorite, too. :)
February 29th, 2012, 1:19 am
First off: What medium are you using? It looks like maybe tonal conte crayons?
Second: IS THAT SPRAY FIX?!?!? NEVER use spray fixative, it ruins the integrity of your work! Especially if you use color pastels, it totally changes the quality of your colors! With black and white or tonal images I'd still be very leery of using it as the fluid (even in a mist) mixes with the media and changes it!
Spray fix seems like an easy way to preserve your work but it's a much better route to just store your work with sheets of glassine between the papers so they don't rub or - better yet - frame it! But, ooo boy, framing is a whole other can of worms!
Sorry for layin' into you about this but I've had amazing pieces ruined by even light mists of fixative and I hate when other people's work gets ruined too. Do some tests - a simple tonal gradation, then mask half of the image and spray fix the other half and compare the two side by side to see if your fixative is altering the image.
I like your photo collages, especially the happy holidays one :)
March 4th, 2012, 7:03 am
I use charcoal for all of my drawings except the ones in color which, because of my lack of pastels, are drawn in color pencils.
Sorry, what is Spray Fix? I drew these in art class and in order to get a few good pictures I took closeups for contests, but there is no spray on them. They're all in proper frames now, too, these are just results right after being finished. :)
Thank you, I liked dabbling with the holiday one's.
EDIT: Are you talking about the spray can in the picture next to my the drawing of the girl with a scarf on her head? That was just in the picture while I was in the back. It was the only clear space to get a picture because the tables were full and I didn't want him to see me with my phone out :lol:. :)
March 4th, 2012, 3:23 pm
Spray Fix, fixative, or Fixatif is used to stabilize pastel drawings so that they won't rub off or shed their color so quickly. If you're using colored pencils you don't need it, but it's a good idea to use it on your better charcoal drawings that you're interested in preserving. It comes in spray cans, and also sometimes in little bottles meant to be used with either a manual sprayer or an airbrush.
It should be sprayed evenly over the painting. it will darken the color a little, so you want it as even as possible. Some people now use clear matte acrylic spray instead. You want to be careful to start spraying outside the border of the paper so you don't get an unevenly concentrated spot of whatever you're using. Because no matter how transparent it claims to be, you can usually detect it's presence.