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# Nobby, it's plain old colouring pencils on sandpaper
Many years ago when I was a starving art-material-bereft person, I couldn't afford to buy proper toothed pastel paper or pastels, so I figured the next best thing was sandpaper. Over the course of six months, I did a lot of messing about and found that 400 - 600 grit black sandpaper gave me the best results, it takes and holds the colour brilliantly and you get this amazing soft texture! Fur and feathers come up really well with this technique, and I've got a few pics on my wall of my finished ones. Sadly my hard drive died late last year, so I only have a few pics of those, but I'll see if I can scavenge one or two up from my ImgageShack account. Thanks for the lovely compliment, too *hug*
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:20, archived)
# Absolute-mutherfrikkin'-genius!
I've got to get me some sandpaper. STAT.
TO THE NOBOMOBILE!
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:25, archived)
# As threatened, I found another one


I'll probably chuck a few up here every now and then just to lull everyone into a false sense of security before BLAM! More Murdoc and Kurt silliness :D
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:36, archived)
# Lovely.
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 13:18, archived)
# this is lovely
i have a thing for parrots/parakeets. wouldn't ever want to keep one, but i think they're amazing looking creatures.
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 16:36, archived)
# Pretty bird!
Is it for a game?
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 17:02, archived)
# that's genius innit
I've never heard of this before, maybe it could start a movement
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:32, archived)
# Well, I was going to build myself a webpage, bought the domain SandpaperArt for it and all
but that was years ago and I'd say it's lapsed by now so the field is WIDE OPEN

Anyway, I'd rather share ideas than hoard them, screw that for a game of soldiers. A candle is not dimmed by the lighting of another. Share the wealth, I always say.

I'd like to have a go at scratchboarding one day, but again, maybe when I have more time on my hands. I'm still well in love with this drawing tablet.
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:40, archived)
# Dang. Sandpaper.
*amazed*
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 14:19, archived)
# ^this O_O
also niiiice what with this latest compo with being back into pen & paper
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 22:06, archived)