Hello all...I am very excited to be here among so many amazing artists. I thought I would share one of recent works with you so you have and idea of what I am about. I hope to contribute and learn from everyone while I am here! Thanks :)

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WoW..... amazingly REAL !!!!

Thanks Robin!

Robin Lamarche said:

WoW..... amazingly REAL !!!!

Hello Lizzie and thank you :). I used marker to get such a solid black though I could have achieved it with colored pencil alone by filling in the tooth with Prismacolor Premier Softcore Pencils.

One of the cool things about Prismacolor markers is they match their markers to their colored pencils...while in this case its somewhat irrelevant in regards to the black....its still nice to know that it matches up. I did use marker underneath the frogs as well so that if I missed filling in some of the paper tooth it was still covered in the base color. 

Thanks for asking and I hope that helps!

Allen, thanks so much for sharing your work with us!  The realism in your drawings is truly amazing.  I enjoy seeing the "undone" images in your portfolio because it's sort of surreal to see the artwork in its half-finished state.  It's like magic, seeing the images come to life!

I also appreciate how you include some tips and info about how you created each piece. For instance, I never would have guessed that you use marker in your drawings, and then draw over top with colored pencils.  Interesting technique - I'll have to experiment with it someday!

Thank you Thaneeya :)

It's my pleasure...I actually would have never thought anybody would be interested in seeing my incomplete work but I have seen some interest lately.

The frogs look so real.  Excellent job.  I am finding I like color pencils more and more all the time.

Thanks so much Rose! I appreciate it :)

Brilliant work Allen, Just started in pencil and good to know a few tricks of the trade :-)

Thanks Alison! Best of luck to you :-)

Great stuff - you can really see you've perfected your skill - I too love color pencil  - actually I use water color pencils - I noticed you use markers too - great idea to mix the two mediums!

Awsome work Allen. I have just recently started working with colored pencil and I'm loving it. your work is an inspiration.

Thanks Jesse! I appreciate the kind words and I wish you succes with your colored pencils endeavor

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