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Problem with graphite "burnishing" the paper

PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:10 pm
by Artfulmamma
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"?

Re: Problem with graphite "burnishing" the paper

PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:08 am
by canadianmaple09
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.