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Friday, 13 July 2012

After Gerald Brom.

Bill Boethius 13 July 2012 · After Gerald Brom. [Hard graphite pencils - 9H to F - on smooth paper]. Freehand drawing from Brom's 'Bluff' painting (can be seen in his collection 'Darkwerks'). Here I was inspired by reading about silverpoint techniques, and how using the hardest pencils on a smooth surface could approximate that. They create a kind of bas relief effect. The technique takes a long time, building up almost invisible marks from the start until their preponderance creates that sensuous surface.

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