FUCK Hairspray!

I keep seeing, over and over again, that people are suggesting to use hairspray to fix their art from smudging. That is the ONLY THING IN ART that crawls under my skin.

DON’T use hairspray if you value your art at all. You are worth more than that. Don’t cheap out because you don’t want to spend one or two more euro or dollars to get the good stuff. Fixative isn’t that damned expensive.

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Braids

Time: 3 hours
Size: A4

Tools:
Schoellershammer Paper (Now Reflex)
Mitsubishi Hi-Uni Pencils
Mechanical Faber-Castell
Kneaded Eraser
Electric Eraser
Various Brushes
Tissue


I wanted to try some more intricate hair styles. This one came from a random photo reference that I found on DeviantArt. She had the perfect hair for my little “test.” Since this was a stock photo, I will be putting this work into the new book I am in the process of creating.

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Sketch Cards


Tools:  Faber-Castell pencils and Schoellershammer paper.  I used several brushes and a kneaded eraser.  The electric device is an eraser, but I changed the eraser head with a small piece of kneaded eraser.

These are the sketch cards created during my 2 hour Twitch Stream today.  I would love to see some familiar faces when I stream, so come give me a follow and you can get notifications when I go live.

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Selfie…

Time: 3 hours
Size: A4

Tools:
Schoellershammer Paper (Now Reflex)
Mitsubishi Hi-Uni Pencils
Kneaded Eraser
Electric Eraser
Various Brushes
Tissue


This is a commissioned piece.  The most flattering commission I have ever had!  I hope it actually looks like me lol.  My critical eye won’t let me see it, but hopefully, when I hand it to her in person next month, she will be able to see the resemblance haha.  *trying not to look nervous or anything…*

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Victorian Beauty

Time: A couple of hours a day over a span of 2 days
Size: A4

Tools:
Schoellershammer Paper (Now Reflex)
Mitsubishi Hi-Uni Pencils
Faber-Castell leads in holders
Kneaded Eraser
Electric Eraser
Various Brushes
Tissue


This is the completed artwork from a Twitch Stream I hosted.  I may do this more often!  If you would like to follow me to get notifications when I go live, give me a follow.  It is free to join and you can stay up to date with loads of people.  Twitch isn’t just for gamers anymore.

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Steampunkette

Time: A few hours a day over a span of 2 days
Size: A4

Tools:
Schoellershammer Paper (Now Reflex)
Mitsubishi Hi-Uni Pencils
Kneaded Eraser
Electric Eraser
Various Brushes
Tissue


This is the completed artwork from the Twitch Stream I hosted.  I may do this more often!  If you would like to follow me to get notifications when I go live, give me a follow.  It is free to join and you can stay up to date with loads of people.  Twitch isn’t just for gamers anymore.

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Dance with the Devil

The reference is from a a DeviantArt photographer.

Initially, I was going to recreate the graceful elegance of the dancer, but my hands had other ideas.  I don’t know what changed my path, but I am kind of glad it did :)

Oh! And don’t forget. You can submit your photos to be included in the new book coming. For more info: https://www.renekunertart.com/2018/08/14/still-a-graphite-junkie/

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