Okay, the above picture is the photo of the original sketch. I think that the poem this morning, and the read aloud video got me loosened up for drawing. (The poem, “I saw the Minotaur” is at Wildersoul Create~Express, where I put my personal writing and poetry and odds and ends.) I used a cool solid graphite pencil 8B.
This second picture has had the light erased, in Inkscape. It gets rid of the yellowishness that comes from incandescent lights.
This effect is cool I reckon. It’s called Pencil! And anyway, it is probably the best one to use if you would like to print it out and colour it in. I don’t know why I like the spiral binding… Do you?
This was an accidental discovery, and I ended up liking it more than the others. It’s an effect called Negative Light Erase. It reminds me of old blueprint plans. I can almost smell it, fresh off the copier.
This blue one has an Etching filter applied to it. It reminds me of lithography. I always wanted to try lithography, and thought it was about carving into stone somewhere along the line, and then taking a print.
This last one has a Dots transparency filter applied, and I thought it softened the look of the portrait, which I like. Which is your favourite effect?