The Guide to Graphite – Powdered Graphite

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POWDERED GRAPHITE


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Description: Learn how to make and use powdered graphite in a drawing. Powdered graphite is used to create an underpainting and to soften the appearance of the drawing.

Suggested Materials: Bristol paper (smooth surface), H graphite pencil, 2B graphite pencil, powdered graphite, eraser pencil, kneaded eraser, vinyl eraser, and nylon brushes.

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The Guide to Graphite – Powdered Graphite — 10 Comments

  1. Hi Matt, I’m about halfway through this course and so eager to do this module. I wish one day to be half as good artist as you are. I’m 57 years old and I just discover this year what a passion drawing and painting is for me. Can’t get enough.

    • Hi Lyne,
      My sentiments exactly, and I’m 68. He’s so right about that graphite going everywhere! Even when you open the bottle very carefullly, as I did. A little black cloud arose from the jar.
      %%robert

  2. Hi Matt, is it okay to use powdered graphite from the hardware store that comes in a squirt bottle that allows a person to dispense it into a keyhole to loosen locks? I think it might be the same stuff. Not sure.

  3. I might try the sandpaper method too but is there any specific coarseness of sandpaper required? Like extra fine, fine, medium or coarse texture?

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