Friday, September 12, 2008

My Latest Piece on Pastelbord

My latest piece, "Adorned with Pride" exemplifies why I will not settle on one surface for all my colored pencil portraits. As much as I enjoyed the fast color laydown and smooth blending capability of the sanded paper I used for my last two pieces, I felt that the subject of my latest piece was more suited to Pastelbord. Here you can see how I used the rough texture to create the coursely-colored background, and also to render the texture of her skin and clothing.

6 comments:

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Beautiful Holly!!!
Love it!

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

This is stunning!
I am really enjoying your progress you are reaching amazing new levels.
Way to go!

hbedrosian said...

Thank you so much, Kasie and Sheona. I really enjoyed working on the decorative clothing and the woman's expression.

Peggi Habets said...

Gorgeous portrait, Holly. Your subject has such a wonderful expression and the light is captured beautifully.

Deborah Ross said...

Holly, this is beautiful. I love the skin, so many variations of color because of the light.

Valerie Jones said...

GORGEOUS! I hope to see this one in the next CPSA exhibit!