Now I really dig this piece by David J. Vanderpool; Californian at Play! This is graphite on paper, ya’ll. Graphite is essentially chalk. [it’s actually more like a rock, so not the easiest medium, for sure]. The detail on this is just impeccable! It looks like a photograph.
His system for blending?
Lighter pencils (2h, 4H and perhaps and F) over the darker graphite pencils! Darker pencils are your softer graphites and therefore touch just the surface of the paper. By applying the lighter, harder graphite over the darker shades of grays, the artist has more control of the blending, and the darker graphite can be pressed deeper onto the fabric of the paper. Often giving a deeper, richer shadow. And cleaners, more detailed blending!
The result? Pristine.
I picked this picture, because I am longing for the days of summer.
David J. Vanderpool is a self-taught artist who lives and works in California. He is in the Saatchi gallery. If you dig this as much as I do, here is my https://www.dpbolvw.net/click-8863471-13441160?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.saatchiart.com%2Fprint%2FDrawing-Californian-at-Play%2F3337%2F2425420%2Fview%3Fsku%3DP240-U3337-A2615527-T2&cjsku=P240-U3337-A2615527-T2" target="_top"> "Californian at Play" - Open Edition Print by David J Vanderpool>link to purchase.