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Art of the Day: Friday August 04, 2006

Can and Bottles

- by Susan Traxler Martin

This week's theme: Graphite

graph·ite n.

A soft, steel-gray to black, hexagonally crystallized allotrope of carbon with a metallic luster and a greasy feel, used in lead pencils, lubricants, paints, and coatings, that is fabricated into a variety of forms such as molds, bricks, electrodes, crucibles, and rocket nozzles. Also called black lead, plumbago.

-Melissa Morton

Art: Can and Bottles by Artist Susan Traxler Martin
I did this piece from an original photograph and a still life. In order to draw it I was positioning the light in as close to the same way each time I came back to it, so I found it easiest to take a photo and recreate it that way.


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