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    09-08-2009, 06:53 PM
OOps, I'm afraid to admit I might have been in that category--I had no idea really.
Is it hard to find a vet who can treat rats?I do know someone who kept a bunny and a guinea pig and went through quite a lot of end-of-life issues and money with them.
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    09-08-2009, 08:48 PM
Gorgeous! It's funny how rarely we draw our own animals, isn't it?

What do you use for your drawings?
    09-08-2009, 08:56 PM
Yeah, I've got this picture and one other of her, that is it--oh I did draw a quick head portrait of my cat once, too. And I think my critters are all lovely, I dunno what the deal is.
For this drawing and all my more realistic drawings I use a mechanical pencil on plate finish Bristol, with a little help from wooden pencils for the darks. For the looser pictures I use regular drawing paper and a range of pencils from 7H through 4B, and keep a really good point on them. Also use a kneaded eraser to pick out highlights.
    09-08-2009, 09:06 PM
Here's the original photo just for comparison:
Notice how I cheated and gave her a nicer neck?
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    09-09-2009, 12:26 AM
Ooh, any tips on drawing on Bristol paper? How do you like it? I just bought an 11 x 14 bristol paper pad, but have only ever used regular sketch paper. I am going to do a drawing of a mastiff for an auction that a mastiff rescue is holding and I am getting nervous to try something new. I also bought one of those erasers that you can mold. I have always just used a #2 pencil eraser. Ooh and one of those blending tip thingies. I have always used Q-tips, but as you can see in my drawings, I lose alot of definition in my drawings when I blend, so I bought those blending tips in hopes of refining such things as eyes, nostrils, veins, etc.

I've been meaning to pick your brain for a while now because I just envy your work. How long did this particular piece take you to finish, if you don't mind me asking? Ok, no more questions I promise. :)
    09-09-2009, 08:54 AM
Heheh, I don't mind questions Liz, I like talking art and how many people can you discuss erasers with?
I think you will like the Bristol, it takes the pencil so much more smoothly, you aren't dealing with paper texture at all. Sure sometimes that texture adds a nice arty look but when you're working tight it makes the job easier. The pencil just sort of glides over the paper, very nice. You'll get it in the first 5 minutes I bet.

I use kneaded erasers exclusively, and they are great, especially for highlighting, but be careful not to overwork an area or it will start to deteriorate the paper, though Bristol tolerates more. You can either remove whole areas of pencil or use them to just lift off a layer, you can even use them to draw negative. But they also do leave a sort of grit that affects how your next layer of pencil goes down, not good, sort of like a regular eraser but harder to see so it may surprise you. I brush it off very gently with a small soft artist's brush.

I don't use any blending tools, but I know the artist stumps as they are called are used by lots of high-end artists, I imagine they would be a good tool to have, you can even sharpen them I believe.

That drawing probably took 40 hours but it shouldn't have, my tighter drawings seem to take forever. I work slow and rework more than I should, am trying to speed up and be a little more correct with my lines the first time.

Can't wait to see your mastiff, what a challenge. You'll do it beautifully I know.

You so don't need to envy my work, you do beautiful work already and it keeps looking better and better every drawing you post.

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