Project Description: Grafix Demo in a Box 1 is an educational technique on using both sides of Matte Dura-Lar Film.
Designed by: Pam Belcher
- Grafix Matte Dura-Lar
- Prismacolor Pencils:
- 1003/Spanish Orange
- 105/Cobalt Turquoise
- 132/Dioxazine Purple Hue
- Smooth white foam core board as drawing support or similar
- Tombow Mono Small Eraser #57320
- 2″ wide Soft bristle paintbrush
- Image of Apple to trace
Steps to Make This:
- Trace apple outline with a sharp 1030/Raspberry pencil. Trace shadow outline with a sharp 105/Cobalt turquoise pencil. Mark the front side with an “F”.
- Make strokes with 1003/Spanish orange, covering the contour of the entire apple. Leave some white areas. Fill shadows with light strokes of Cobalt Turquoise.
- Demo Tip: Keep oils from your fingers off the film by handling the edges.
- With medium pressure, add lines of Raspberry and Cobalt Turquoise following the contour of apple, mix combinations to explore color.
- Demo Tip: Create a variety of colors by experimenting with the order they are applied. Using the side and tip of the pencil also varies the color.
- Demo Tip: To view different angles turn your film around or tape it to chipboard for easy movement.
- Demo Tip: use the soft brush to cast off the pencil pigment clumps.
- Demo Tip: These colors make beautiful mixes on top of the yellow; (yellow + blue = green; yellow + red = orange).
- Play with color by adding Spanish Orange over the contour of the apple. Or try Cobalt Turquoise.
- Demo Tip: Light colors applied to darker ones smear pigments together. The White does a good job of this and can change some of the colors too.
- On the backside of the film, add 132/Dioxazine Purple Hue to the left side of the apple. Then add orange or turquoise, mimic color blocks from the front. Try the side of the pencil.
- Blend colors together with Spanish Orange as on the front.
- On the front, using the eraser, gently pull off pigment for highlights and stem.
- On the back repeat erasure as on the front. Outline stem with Purple Hue, lightly fill in, and then cover with Spanish Orange.
- Use a tissue or soft brush in direction of pencil strokes to remove excess pencil and smooth marks.