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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Cool Self Portrait in Graphite

This is a very cool self portrait by a fellow artist I met at BrushStrokes (an online art site) He did this portrait as an experiment (very successful experiment!) on black paper using graphite pencils Works by J.Kelley: Self Portrait#links

The harder leads are used for the highlights and the darks are reserved and are created by not drawing on the paper. I am going to give this a try after my current paintings are finished (working on 2 right now). I am guessing that it is a little unforgiving as it is probably very tricky to lift off the graphite on black paper without disturbing the paper....but will be fun trying it out.

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