Colored Pencil

Daydreams – Completed

DAYDREAMS | 12" x 26" (30cm x 66cm) Colored pencil on sanded pastel paper
DAYDREAMS | 12" x 26" (30cm x 66cm) Colored pencil on sanded pastel paper

Today I completed “Daydreams”, 12″H x 26″ W on Aubergine Artspectrum Colourfix paper.  Pencils used were mostly Prismacolors, with also quite a few Derwent Coloursofts, and Neocolor IIs used sparingly for the black areas.  All of the crazy fabric folds weren’t the hard part – I love drawing fabric; it was the sheet pattern which gave me the most difficultly.  I think the hardest part of the pattern was figuring out where to suggest it, and where to actually render it.  I was worried that if it was too tightly rendered, you might end up looking at it instead of the figure.  The other challenge was keeping the piece from turning too monochromatic.  With the picture reduced on the webpage here, the sheet and shirt colors fuse in grays, but in reality they are layers or warms and cools.  Next, I’ll take the piece to Lizza Studios to get it professionally scanned, and then size it as my entry for this year’s CPSA show.

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