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Fun with Finches Part 2

July 27, 2009

090723BFinch Left: the second finch sketch in my three bird series. This guy wasn't angry, it's just once you get that fat pencil tip in there to make a line…well, remember that discussion we had about quitting while you're ahead? Dark blue Stabilo Tone left dry, on Lana Aquarelle 140 lb. Hot Press watercolor paper. (Journal turned vertically.)

More fun with big fat crayon pencils. See yesterday's post for a description of how I'm working this series. No water added here because I liked the line quality. I'm almost thinking I should take a couple Stabilo Tones to the State Fair this year.

    • Carol C.
    • July 27, 2009
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    You sure have a way with those fat crayons! I hope you do take a few to the fair….I’d love to see how you use them!

    • Jon Harl
    • July 27, 2009
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    I know one thing with the Stabillos is if it’s hot, especially if the substrate is hot, the Stabillo will melt and make a really dark line. You’ll have to let me know how the pencil is responding. For me when laying out a signboard or banner and it’s hot outside I’ll put the Stabillo in the fridge first. If I don’t I can’t finesse the line. Every line will look like I have a really heavy hand.

    • Roz
    • July 27, 2009
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    I’m going to the zoo tomorrow for a dry run with the crayons and larger paper in a crowded place.

    • Roz
    • July 27, 2009
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    Jon, thanks for the heads up about the heat factor with these. I have only used them in the studio and once up north in cool weather. Perhaps I’ll have to take an ice pack with me when I go to the Fair? The barns can be hot. I’ll see what happens at the zoo.

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