Wednesday, January 30, 2013

CP Lessons Learned

After being sick for so long, I finally finished this drawing, 14" x 11" colored pencil on Strathmore Bristol vellum. This is just a snapshot and has a lot of glare; I will probably get a scan at some point in the next few weeks.

I really struggled with the texture of the paper because I tend to work very fast, and do not have patience to fill in all of those tiny white spaces. I learned from doing this piece that I prefer to either work on really smooth paper (like Strathmore Bristol plate), or a highly textured sanded surface, which allows for a smoother overall finish because the pigment seems to stick to the surface more.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Update on Work in Progress

This piece is taking a back seat to other projects (and taking care of the little boy in this portrait!) but I thought I'd post an update nonetheless.