sequence of graphite drawing: pelican in flight

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This is the contour drawing transferred onto Strathmore 500 series 2 ply bristle velum surface.

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The next step was to establish all the tonal values with a relatively medium-hard grade graphite, in this case a Staedtler Mars # H.

pelicans-3

This is the finished drawing after the darkest tones were refined using a softer/darker grade graphite, a #HB and #2B blended and smoothed with theĀ #H

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