"Thank you, Donna. I did this a few years ago, and I call this my "self abuse" period. Large pencil drawings take forever. Now, unless someone pays me to do them, all my work is either 8 x 10 or 11 x 14."
Colored pencil is a vast subject. It's such a versatile medium, and there are many books with which to learn about them. One that I just bought and truly love is Alyona Nichelsen's "Colored Pencil Painting…"
"Thank you, Laurel. This was truly a fun project and my first using baby oil as a "semi- solvent". I've now tried both OMS and baby oil and much prefer the baby oil. For me, the OMS breaks the colors down too much,…"
"Hi Jean:Thank you so much for your nice remarks about my artwork. It's very rewarding when fellow artists appreciate what you've done and it encourages you to do more. Well, using any sanded paper, in my experience, uses up…"
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