Sunday, June 8, 2014
Figure drawing not going quite as planned..
The culprit seems to be the paper - thick and very soft. I was expecting to be able to get fine gradations of shading, but I pretty much have 2 gears - dark and medium, with almost no transition in between. This is in the big Stonehenge cream pad with the plain cardboard covers. When I used to draw like this and get decent results many years ago it was on typing paper - a single sheet on a clipboard, rathe than this thick soft stuff that feels like paper towels, piled thick in a pad t create extra padding underneath. Gotta find the right paper now.