Sunday, October 12, 2008
Orange still life colored pencil on pastelboard
Well, if it's still out in the Florida breeze, is it a still life?
Well, whatever. Here's the little (3.5" x 5") colored pencil drawing/painting on a new support I"m trying out, pastelboard. I love the sturdiness of it! I think next time I'll sand it a little to give it a bit less tooth. It was a little difficult to brush the color into the "lowlands" keeping the colors separated, but doable. On a normal sized piece that will be easy. I like how you can get put lights right over the darks, that will be so much easier on portraits for things like whiskers.
It does eat the pencils..but I think I"m going for the sanded surface now, it eliminates so much of the tedious first layers just establishing some color to get to do the real detail work.