Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Deviant Artist Pearson MooreMale/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 5 Years
Needs Core Membership
Statistics 181 Deviations 30 Comments 2,427 Pageviews
×

Newest Deviations

Favourites

Watchers

Activity


Bright Walker 20160504 fb censored by PearsonMoore2
Bright Walker 20160504 fb censored
Bright Walker, also called Kashe, a minor but important figure in the final chapter of the Tekval Fitan sci-fi ending to SCIMITAR, my fourth novel, which will be published on May 10, 2016. This is the censored version. The uncensored version can be seen at my gallery at Deviant Art.
Loading...
Bright Walker 20160504 LQda 125 dpi
Bright Walker, also called Kashe, a minor but important character in the Tekval Fitan sci-fi ending to SCIMITAR, which will be published on May 10, 2016.
Loading...
Five Grades Optimization Part II by PearsonMoore2
Five Grades Optimization Part II
Finding the Best Pencil Set Part II: Optimizing for Darkness, Darkness Range, Darkness Interval, and Pressure Sensitivity in five pencil grades.
Loading...
Five Grades Optimization 225 dpi by PearsonMoore2
Five Grades Optimization 225 dpi
Five Pencil Grades Optimization Part I: Darkness Range and Pressure Sensitivity
Loading...
I started drawing just over two months ago. I was surprised that I could faithfully render images in graphite, and even more surprised that I could create images from multiple models, as I did with the Neandertal skull and some figure studies. Me, an artist? I would have considered the idea a bad joke not even 10 weeks ago, but apparently I can do it. Another artist friend shrugged his shoulders. "You're a novelist, Pearson. You sketch images using words. Now you're using pencils. You've changed media, that's all." He has an interesting perspective, and perhaps there is some truth in his thought.

As I increased my technical range, I began to notice things that bothered me, or at least raised my curiosity level. For instance, I noticed pretty quickly that graphite tends to have a higher reflectance (becomes shinier) at higher density or application pressure. This isn't surprising, based on what I know about the structure of graphite dust, but the discovery led me to other questions. Why, for example, did my Derwent 2B pencil seem to have nearly the same darkness value as my Derwent 4B? Did I just get a bad lot of pencils, or is narrow value at high B numbers a quality of Derwent pencils? Do other manufacturers suffer the same narrow range?

I bought a few pencils and was surprised at what I found. Taking the question further, I built testing equipment so I could compare one pencil to another without subjective bias. I'm looking for input from graphite pencil artists on the kinds of pencil qualities I should investigate. I will be looking at graphite darkness (value), reflectance, reproducibility, value range (from 4H to 9B), breakability, friability, colour, and value v. application pressure (measured as grams then converted to Newtons). What other measurable qualities should I look at?

Building test equipment is not new to me. Over the last 40 years I've occasionally had to build R&D equipment when no commercial equivalent was available. I created a sheeting device out of an aquarium tank, for instance. This was an apparatus that allowed me to study glassware sheeting phenomena during the wash process. Some years ago I was working with benzoyl peroxide and was tasked with quantifying its effects. The problem here is that pure benzoyl peroxide is explosive when dry, so it is shipped in 30 percent water. I had to create a high-humidity chamber so I could weigh the stuff accurately, water and all, without the water evaporating during the weighing process. That was maybe the most challenging device I created, but accurate, reproducible pencil testing devices have proven only slightly less difficult. I look forward to your ideas about pencil testing!

deviantID

PearsonMoore2
Pearson Moore
Artist
United States
I was born in the fourth year of my life, my birth delayed by the meagre circumstances of my parents, who were itinerant disposable razor repair technicians. I died in an unfortunate accident when I was fifteen, but it was the famous conundrum of 1957, now the subject of jokes, in which the plane crashed on the U.S.-Mexico border, and the survivors were all buried in Mexico. Luckily, I was not among the survivors, and therefore I was not buried. That was my first lucky break, and I have had several since then. Needless to say, I feel lucky to be here, participating in one of the best art websites where everyone takes their work very, very seriously indeed. No silliness at this website. No, sirree.

I published my first book, "LOST Humanity." You can read about the book here: pearsonmoore-gets-lost.com/def… and you can purchase a copy here: amzn.to/dEA5yv

I am a regular weekly contributor at Dark UFO:
darkufo.blogspot.com/

I will be writing a weekly blog starting April 17, 2011, at Westeros.org:
www.westeros.org/

These are some of my websites:
Author: www.authorsden.com/pearsonmoor…
Novels: pearsonmoore.net/
Lost: pearsonmoore-gets-lost.com/
Canada: pearsonmoore.blogspot.com/
GoT: winterfellkeep.com/

My first book, "LOST Humanity," will be published in 2011. My first novel, "Cartier's Ring," will be published in 2011 or 2012.

NOW that I've given you all this nifty info, I demand an answer to the question that must be one everyone's mind:

Just what in the Sam Hill is a "Devian Tart"?

AdCast - Ads from the Community

×

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconnudetaylor:
NudeTaylor Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful work! 
Reply
:iconpearsonmoore2:
PearsonMoore2 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
Thank you!
Reply
:iconnudetaylor:
NudeTaylor Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
You are welcome!  If you like my look and ever need reference photos, I would be honored to give some to you from my private collection.  I have thousands that are not posted on dA (that also fully show my face) - everything from classic nudes to highly erotic.  Please let me know your thoughts and keep up the great work! 

Reply
Add a Comment: