Here is an image that I extracted by doing a charcoal rubbing of a relief surface feature belonging to.......You Decide : )
Can you see something?
Yes, it's a face.....
A simple way to create gorgeous artwork is by simply rubbing a charcoal pencil on paper of which has been positioned over the chosen design. Usually when the right materials are used what should happen when you are rubbing the charcoal pencil over the image is that the charcoal will only pick up " the protrusions and edges; depressions will remain un-pigmented since the pliable paper moves away from the rendering materials" but since I did a quick rubbing of this image I just used what I had on hand.
I discovered that the hard charcoal pencil worked best as the soft and medium pencils seemed to not work as well.
If any of you have some pointers on this technique I would luv to receive any information that may be of some help to me in continuing this work.
So for now, I leave you with the impressions, imprints and patterns of some secret object I've tried to capture on paper ; it is a part of my WIP for Paint Party Friday as well as an item that I will be creating for the Halloween Blog Party on October 8th and will be part of my give away gifts.
A Software program worth $50.00 and an art work by me will be part of the prizes .
So please do remember and mark the date on your calendars ~ October 8th/2011 to attend the Halloween Party.
All you have to do is just leave me a comment on October 8th to participate and be eligible to win.
And now for a little something extra......This week's TREASURE FINDS from thrift stores in the Ottawa Valley area.....one of my incurable passions and a couple of Whimsical chairs I've been working on.
The Old Woman that Lived in a Shoe ! Copper Piggy Bank
And of course I couldn't walk out the store without this tape of a very, beautiful dog
movie I simply adore.... "Fluke".