classes

4/2/12

Creating a still life in colored pencil


Final 

Still life, colored pencil on 11" x 14" Stonehenge
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Here is a sample of the first steps in a still life demonstration presented to my Saturday morning class. 

Colored pencil is a slow process, but very enjoyable.  The artist mixes colors by layering them over each other. By keeping the point of the pencil very sharp and using a light touch, you can preserve the tooth of the paper. The more colors and layers used will help the artist produce a picture that has a rich blend of color.

2 comments:

Teresa Mallen said...

It is fun to see a piece develop and I am sure your students are enjoying the process - a great way to spend a Saturday morning. :-)

Barbara Ann Goodsitt said...

Thanks Teresa. We have a very nice time in class, discussing drawing techniques and working together.