White Rose by Barbara Dahlstedt
The image is the piece Barbara Dahlstedt demonstrated at the January 14th meeting. It is drafting film with a wash of black colored pencil that has be smeared around with solvent. Then the image is of the flower is drawn by erasure.
1. Prepare drafting film by scribbling over the entire sheet with the black Prismacolor Stix.
2. Spritz a few drops of solvent over the entire sheet until it becomes liquefied and blend with a brush. This will be your ground. Allow to dry completely.
3. Trace your photo onto tracing paper to create a line drawing.
4. Using a light table and a MonoZero eraser, trace your image onto the prepared drafting film. If your ground is light, you may use a black Verithin instead, using light pressure.
5. Use a variety of erasers to lift out the light values. A blending stump may be used to blend your values slightly. The Mr. Clean eraser will take away the texture a lot, so be careful. Some texture left in your drawing is usually desirable.
6. Add darker values with the black Verithin and premier pencils.
7. Deepen your values on the back of the film.
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