Seashell in Graphite and Carbon Dust

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Seashell 1, Graphite on Bristol

I started my classes for the Certificate program in Natural Science Illustration at the University of Washington, and this is one of the first assignments — to draw a shell in graphite and also in carbon dust.

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Seashell 2, Carbon dust on Bristol

I’m still getting the hang of carbon dust. The technique is cool, because you paint the dust onto the paper with a brush! I’m going to do more drawings to practice getting a smoother look.