Friday, September 26, 2008

Fall Offering - Work in Progress

I started a small (9"x12") piece this week on Pastelbord using Neocolor II watersoluble pastel crayons underneath colored pencil, and I thought I'd post the step-by-step progress. I don't always apply the Neocolors in block colors like this, and this was kind of an experiment to see how dark I could get the background. One word of caution - if the Neocolors are applied too thickly, the Pastelbord will resist any additional colored pencil on top. I learned this the hard way! This piece isn't quite done yet, but I wanted to get it mostly done so that I could finish it up on Monday and work more on a larger piece I have started (more on that later).


Marsha Robinett said...

I really enjoyed seeing this piece develop. I have absolutely no knowledge of colored pencil so seeing the step by step all in the same post was enlightening.

Your work is amazing.

hbedrosian said...

Thank you, Marsha.

This technique relies heavily on Neocolor watersoluble pastels on a sanded surface, and is very different from colored pencil alone on paper. More about that can be found here: