White Caran D'Ache Supracolour pencil on 16x20 gunmetal mount board.
I like this pic!
It's taken me many years of trial & error to finally find a satisfactory pencil/paper combination which works with this white-on-black style....ordinary black paper just hasn't got the muscle to take the pounding you have to give it to lay down a bold white, so I settled on black mount board, which is bomb proof.
The vast majority of white cp's aren't very good really because of the amount of wax used in the core, and of all the brands I've tried Caran D'Ache's Supracolour is by far the best....it's still not perfect though.
The next time I do a pic in this style, I'm going to set aside the cp's and see what I can come up with using gouache instead.

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Comment by Jayne Somogy on October 1, 2014 at 5:12pm

You have SKILLS, Mark!

Comment by Mark Bedwell on October 1, 2014 at 5:33pm

It's very reassuring for you to say so Jayne.......thank you.

Comment by Bette-Jane Schnabel on October 1, 2014 at 7:10pm

I love Indian work!  Very nice!!

Comment by Pat on October 1, 2014 at 7:57pm

Amazing work Mark!

Comment by Mary Page on October 1, 2014 at 10:04pm


Comment by Bess Li on October 3, 2014 at 7:31am

nicely done, a good range of values.

Comment by Jane Hazell on October 4, 2014 at 10:03am

Very nice!!  

Comment by Mark Bedwell on October 4, 2014 at 11:17am

Thanks Jane, it's one of my personal faves.  :o)

Comment by sharon oppenheimer on October 23, 2014 at 5:21pm

Excellant !!

Comment by Ladyeight29 on November 1, 2014 at 7:11am

This is beautiful!!


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