Through the cocktail glass

Through the champagne glass.jpg
Charcoal and glue, 19 x 19 cm


The idea was to try and smear charcoal to blur like the view through the cocktail glass. Unfortunately it didn’t really smear well and then I added some loose charcoal powder which stuck in the damp glue and gave some interesting detail when I tried to smear it, but not the blurry smear I was after.

So this technique might be useful in drawing for creating a rough texture but it didn’t work for this image. Possibly using a rewettable medium and then smearing water over it might work.

Incidentally don’t iron paper with damp glue even using a protective cloth. You can see the resultant delamination of the paper above.

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