Real Time Art Practice, CS edition

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How can anyone hate any of these? I can't pick. They are all great. But maybe I most like him looking down and away.
So 1 or 3 then? I'm leaning towards 3 or 4 myself. I like 1 too, but I can't decide if the jar will be too much in the way or not.
 

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Thought I'd do one each with and without the jar, since halfway through it started to look better without. Except the fireflies/nighttime thing was kinda the whole point. Probs not gonna finish in time since I have no idea what I'm doing anymore.
Also I can't tell if this really counts as a "nocturne" or not. All the others are landscapes.

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0. Fully rendered charcoal.
1. Sepia draw on canvas.
2. Slightly green marble statue.
3. Color.
 
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Trying some pastels I got. They're fun to color with but hard to make not-fuzzy. Not to mention the dust.
They're basically colored charcoal.

Rembrandt sticks and carbothello pencils, on paper with gray tinted liquitex clear gesso.
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Correction: not really like charcoal. Kinda like the difference between watercolor and gouache I think. Pastel doesn't seem to want to smooth out like charcoal does, despite being just as soft. It does blend but it takes some fussing. I guess there's no way to blend without fussing.
I think I like it better anyway though, because it sharpens.
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On lightly textured paper, a stump seems to work best. Brush works a bit, but only for really light areas with no lines underneath.
On rough gesssod paper, blending with a white charcoal seems to work best. Brushes and stumps just smear it. Also, graphite hates it.

And don't touch it.
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Stump and white works best on vellum Bristol too. Save the brush for the plate surface I guess.

I don't know why I keep saying I hate graphite. I don't, really.
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