FROTTAGE - CHARCOAL RUBBINGS
graphite 2B or 4B
pencils 6B or 8B
charcoal - willow and compressed
every day use paper or photocopying paper like reflex paper
What to do:
Try drawing/rubbing over different types of leaves using a smooth glass window as background surface. Besides leaves try rubbing over bark, footpaths, car tyres, rusty steel, carpet, wood, rocks, coins etc. Your choice is endless. Try any type and see the different patterns appear on your paper. Butcher paper is thin and can tear easily if you press too hard while rubbing over an object. Gentle rubbing with soft graphite will give excellent results. Normal photocopy paper is a bit thicker and you can press a lot harder with the material you use. Press hard and your rubbing will become dark. Press medium and it will display lighter.Press very lightly and it will show very faintly plus it will be easy to erase should you not require it. For more art ideas visit our art web page: The Joy of Drawing
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