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    Unhappy Nathan Fowkes materials?

    Hi, guys and galls.

    Does anyone here know what kind of materials Nathan Fowkes uses in his charcoal drawings? I have figured out the uses charcoal blocks *daah!*, but I can't seem to find then anywhere online. The only kind I find is the much narrower compressed kind Generals sell(the half inch ones). These give a nice black, but they don't give that wide brush effect he seems to get. Do you guys know where these can be bought? I live in Norway and the crap they sell in stores here are epic. Please help!

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    http://www.utrechtart.com/dsp_view_p...cfm?Item=32935

    He uses a variety of stuff, but I know for sure that he uses these a lot. He also smudges with his hands, and uses the blade of his hand to get the big sweeping strokes you're thinking of

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    He is also incredibly, ridiculously, absurdly good, which probably helps more than his materials.

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    Crush: Thank you so much! Kinda figured out he had to be using compressed charcoal like that of some kind, but now I know for sure. They're already ordered I have to give that smudging technique a try also...

    Noah Bradley: Yeah, I figured that one out too, haha!

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    If you're going to smudge, don't forget to add a few sharp edges here and there, things can get very soft very quickly (especially if you're going to use those alphacolours)

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    That drawing is definitely good. How can he do the eye brows by just using smudge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by masong View Post
    That drawing is definitely good. How can he do the eye brows by just using smudge?
    White charcoal???

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