Question by Lya: How do you use linseed oil on graphite?
I need to do an art piece using them but don’t know how
Answer by BeBe
Ground graphite suspended in linseed oil. The graphite “paint” has an ever-so-slight sheen that betrays its roots. Use graphite that is already infused with linseed oil so the underdrawing is of the same material as the color portion of the painting. It’s a way of starting a painting or it can stand on it’s own. You can buy it ready made from Occhuzzie Paint Company, (and others) or just grind some graphite on sandpaper and mix with linseed oil for use as a type of paint.
Graphite Powder – http://www.dickblick.com/products/generals-powdered-graphite/
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