EDM Challenge # 211: In the Style of Seurat
I fell in love with Seurat drawings during the MoMA special exhibit in 2007 and learned that there was a local source for the Michallet paper that he used.
Arches MBM Ingres (Michallet): Originally designed by the mill for the artist Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, this type of paper set the standard for charcoal and pastel drawing and has been duplicated by many other mills around the world. The letters MBM refer to the owners Morel, Bercious, and Masure who introduced the first mouldmade machines in 1883 (Info from NY Central Art Supply website).
Last year I bought a sheet at New York Central Art Supply and copied 3 Seurat drawings to try to learn the technique. Then I used a photo of my son-in-law and two grandchildren to draw "in the style of Seurat" using a Derwent Ivory Black drawing pencil to try to develop the method for myself. Today I used a photo of my 2 year old grandson with his elephant that we took Saturday to do Challenge #211.