Monday, August 24, 2009

Sonia - Portrait in Colored Pencil


Above is my latest portrait done using colored pencil on Pastelbord. The surface is rough, so it accepts several layers of colored pencil; I like to build up the darks using many different colors. Despite working up many layers, the texture and color of the board remain visible in many areas of the portrait, but I think I like how the grey color contrasts with her warmer skin tones.

12 comments:

Morgaine said...

Stunning! beautiful work

Mommy with Crayons said...

Yes, I like the coloring too. Great job!

Arti said...

Great colors...beautiful portrait, Holly.

nakedpastor said...

very nice. well layered i bet.

Kathy said...

Holly, this is a beautiful piece!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Bravo!

hbedrosian said...

Thank you all for your comments!

Gary Keimig said...

what a wonderful portrait, Holly. So well done

Gary Keimig said...

Holly, I have just been given the Kreativ Bloggers Award and am to pass it on to several other artists and I have chosen you as one of them. Come on over to my blog and pick it up.

rahina q.h. said...

you've done a wonderful job with this portrait... having worked with pencils myself and failed, i know how difficult it is. r.

LiYaNa said...

amazing... i loved this portrait... u r great artist..

Bhavna said...

Awesome. Love how you did the hair.