What can I say, as a traditional technique developed by medical illustrators for medical illustrators, carbon dust is fun, fun, fun. These illustrations are developed by sketching plastic skull models. Here are a few caveats:
- At one point your working surface is going to look seriously messy and seriously ugly. But don’t panic. It is fixable.
- Look at real bones first if you can. Those foramina are much clearer on real bones comparing to models.
- Charcoal is matte. Graphite is shiny. They don’t go together. CHECK THY PENCIL.
- Highlighting with white paint is seriously fun and can seriously mess up your illustration. You’ve been warned.