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These are wonderful, Kathryn!
Did you mention what kind of paper you used, is it hot press by any chance?

Thank you for sharing.
Linda
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On 9/7/17 8:37 AM, Kathryn Killackey wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
>
> Thanks for the suggestions Linda and Stephanie. Gretchen, I have been 
> experimenting with watercolor graphite, more for fine art purposes 
> than scientific illustration. I'm interested in contrasting the fluid 
> brushy marks of the watercolor graphite with the tight details you can 
> get with a mechanical pencil. Here 
> <https://www.instagram.com/p/BVm4tWVBL1g/?taken-by=kjkillackey> and 
> here <https://www.instagram.com/p/BXpbVXtBsT6/?taken-by=kjkillackey> 
> are my first two attempts. You can erase into the watercolor graphite 
> but only to a certain extent, you can't get back your true whites or 
> very light shades. I have been trying to use the masking fluid to 
> reserve areas for true whites and fine detail but I don't like the 
> changes this makes to the surface for detailed drawing. The best 
> solution I can come up with right now is to block areas off with 
> artist's tape and cut out shapes with an exacto.
>
> best,
> Kathryn
>
>
>
> On Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 3:57 PM, Gretchen Halpert 
> <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
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>     Hi Kathryn,
>
>     What is your purpose in using masking fluid with graphite? I am
>     curious why erasing is not sufficient. Thanks.
>
>     Sincerely,
>     Gretchen
>
>     www.gretchenhalpert.com <http://www.gretchenhalpert.com>
>     www.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.com <http://program.com>
>
>
>
>     On Aug 31, 2017, at 1:33 PM, Kathryn Killackey
>     <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
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>>     Hi Linda,
>>
>>     Where there ever any replies to this? I'd love to hear about
>>     people's experiences with this too. So far I have tried both
>>     Winsor & Newton and Grumbacher masking fluids on Arches 140lb HP
>>     and found that it roughs up the surface in a way I don't like for
>>     graphite application. Perhaps I should try 300lb paper?
>>
>>     best,
>>     Kathryn
>>
>>     On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 3:57 PM, Linda Feltner
>>     <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>>
>>         HI All:
>>         I must have lost some emails. I remember someone telling me
>>         about their experience with masking fluid while working with
>>         graphite, not liquid media.
>>         If it was any of you out there that contributed that
>>         information, could you please let me know.
>>         I would like to know the paper specifications, as well as the
>>         masking fluid specs and what kind of tool you used.
>>
>>
>>         Thank you very much,
>>         Linda
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