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Problem with graphite "burnishing" the paper

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Post Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:10 pm

Problem with graphite "burnishing" the paper

I try to discipline myself building up layers nicely, drawing light to dark, but I have a heavy hand too many times. If I start with a lighter , harder lead, and then work to the darker softer leads, I notice I have etched or embossed my paper earlier using the harder leads creationg an area of the paper that does not easily take lead, leaving halo area around the indentation. Do you ever have this problem? If so how to you get around it, prevent it etc. And if it's a drawing you like to save, how can it be "fixed"?


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Post Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:08 am

Re: Problem with graphite "burnishing" the paper

I don't have that problem, but then I've never worked light to dark. Try going dark to light and see if that helps.
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