I have been working on a tryptich for the past month or so - it's coming together with one more in the making. I've learnt a fair bit so far, mostly to do with good pencils, the right erasers and good papers. This series is drawn on clay based Arches with a fairly high grammage.
I completed a version of one of the animals on a cheaper stock paper, and found that the paper didn't 'take the graphite'. I then went out looking for the perfect fixative. Not that there's anything like the 'perfect' of any art medium - it's the combination that works.
Through experimentation I found so far that cheap art supplies are not going to work...
Once the final piece is completed, I'm going to investigate framing and presentation. This is as important as the piece. Wrong frames and the piece is incomplete.
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Tanya is a traditional and digital artist, living in Brisbane and inspired by all that is 'Art'.