Thursday, February 18, 2010

Coloured Pencil Trials

So here I go now, with my 'pencil project'. Whats that you ask? Well I added a goal to my art goals. Now I also plan to go in depth with colour pencils and learn to use them well :) So most of my art for a while will be coloured pencil art ;)

After reading Ann Kullberg's books, I wanted to try out some of her suggestions- so I found a photo of DD on her birthday and quickly sketched her, before adding some colour. It's not a bad likeness, and had I been a little slower I might have been a little more accurate ;)

I had to get some more photos recently- so many of my others were not quite good enough- the bird was not in a good position or there was snow in the way... so yesterday, when this fellow appeared, I grabbed my camera and got a few good shots.
He has not got his summer plumage yet- his 'epaulette' is still kind of yellowy, with just a flash of red at the top.
Since it was warmer, he is not as puffed up as my other birds, and his glossy plumage was certainly challenging to capture :)

Prismacolor and Derwent Coloursoft on Matboard


  1. You are very talented. Thanks for letting us have a glimpse of your art.

  2. These are wonderful! Enjoy your pencils!

  3. Lovely work! I'm a little bit afraid of my colored pencils. I feel much more comfortable with pencil sketching.

    Peace and Laughter,

  4. Thank you, all of you :)
    Ann- I intend to ;) Thanks for your inspiration!
    Thanks Cristina- CP's are a great way to extend the pencil into colour :)


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