Originally Posted by horseluver250
That is incredible. It really looks like it could be a black and white photo
Thanks horseluver! I am happy you like it, thanks for looking in.
Originally Posted by midwestgirl89
That is so beautiful. You're one of my idols when it comes to the artists on this forum. My favorite part of your style is how much detail you put into the background. I know I've said that before but it adds so much life to the drawing.
And it really does look like a photo.
Hello, midwestgirl, been a while since I've talked with you! Thank you so much, you're a sweetie
. It's been a while since I tackled a background because I did mostly dog heads all winter. This one went pretty well, I was relieved to find.
I'll have to scan the archives, have you been posting new work?
Originally Posted by Liz Norris
So jealous!!! Just out of curiosity, what type of paper do you use? Is rough or smooth like bristol paper. I keep going back and forth between bristol and regular sketch paper.
Liz, my dear, you have no cause to be jealous, you know...but thank you
I use Bristol plate finish, or regret it if I don't. The less tooth the better for me, but once in a while I try to work looser on a more textured paper, only to end up aggravated and annoyed.
How's married life treating you?
Originally Posted by Kayty
It amazes me that you can get such stunningly fine detail in your graphite work toadflax. It's just beautifull!
Kayty, thank you, that's exactly precisely how I feel about your pastels.