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53 Ford Pickup Junker

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This is an early drawing from the 70's. It's pencil on  poster board.

 

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Great looking picture.

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super job ;)

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Jeepers, you have a careful eye. Really nice. I'll bet that would've really popped if you used charcoal.

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Jeepers, you have a careful eye. Really nice. I'll bet that would've really popped if you used charcoal.

Thanks! Yes it would. I've tried charcoal a few times lately with mixed results.  It's not as forgiving as pencil.

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Charcoal sticks can be cumbersome for details but charcoal pencils can help with that. A kneaded eraser is your friend for helping remove marks if you get too heavy. I love using blending sticks to give you that airbrush quality in gradated areas. Of course, no one says you can't use pencils and coal.

Looking at it again, you've got a great hand on the hardest part which is perspective, proportion and especially seeing light. The rest is just technique.

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Charcoal sticks can be cumbersome for details but charcoal pencils can help with that. A kneaded eraser is your friend for helping remove marks if you get too heavy. I love using blending sticks to give you that airbrush quality in gradated areas. Of course, no one says you can't use pencils and coal.

Looking at it again, you've got a great hand on the hardest part which is perspective, proportion and especially seeing light. The rest is just technique.

I've only been doing this for about 60 years.. Thanks to Jon Gnagy for the lessons on perspective..

Yes, I used charcoal pencils,too.

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