I have a small canister I filled with 4B Wolff dust and bought General's Graphite and Charcoal dust. They are good for when you have large masses of a single tonal value.

Have not thought about mixing them together. Will try that.



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On 1/29/14 5:09 PM, Mali Moir wrote:
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I have used graphite bought from the hardware shop, sold to loosen up locks, but only the micro fine will work. I found that the harder and stiffer my brush or tool, the darker the tonal effect, ie, soft sable = light tone, stiff taklon or hogs hair bristle brush = darker tone, paper stub = darker again.
Yes super for illustrating bones, my students did an amazing job with skulls and so quick compared to pencils !
I first came across it in the GNSI handbook many years ago, what a revelation?Such brilliant artists !

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