Tag: Colored Pencil

Splashy Modified Contour Drawings

November 1, 2010 | By | 19 Replies More
Splashy Modified Contour Drawings

My friend, a lovely neighbor and ikebana artist, was lamenting her drawing skills so I was all “Do the exercises in “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain”* and then realized I haven’t done it myself in a long time. Since I’ve been feeling an urge to do something more free form and direct […]

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Colored Pencil: Birds, Eggs and Ribbons

August 29, 2010 | By | 23 Replies More
Colored Pencil: Birds, Eggs and Ribbons

Here’s a small (5×7) colored pencil on smooth Bristol. I enjoyed working with the birds and ribbons theme and have finished four: Wren, chickadee, oriole and cardinal. Here they are at a glance and you can see the gallery here.

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Wren – Colored Pencil

July 22, 2010 | By | Reply More
Wren – Colored Pencil

I’ve been back at the drawing table and have some good things to show for it. This House Wren is Prismacolor colored pencils on smooth bristol. It’s a combination of birds and a theme from years ago: ribbons. It’s monochromatic in browns and yellows with some black and white. It felt good to combine the […]

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Drawing of a Robin – Colored Pencil

June 29, 2009 | By | 8 Replies More
Drawing of a Robin – Colored Pencil

This soft sweet Robin is in the same series as the Cardinals. It’s 5×7, on Champagne Mi Tientes paper (smooth side) and done in Prismacolor Pencils. For this one, I ended up with a few more colors than usual: Indigo, Periwinkle, Mineral Orange, Yellow Ocher, Black and White. The blue and orange tones are complements […]

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