Tj Voelker
  • Female
  • Morton, WA
  • United States

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Colored pencil project

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda l Phillabaum Jun 24, 2014. 20 Replies

Not sure if this is acceptable, but this project is actually not done yet. Just thought I'd…READ MORE

Tags: drawing, pencil, colored, Israel, WIP

Koh I Noor woodless colored pencils

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason J. Rodenkirchen Jul 25, 2013. 18 Replies

Anyone out there tried these? I was considering getting some due to the fact that the Prismacolor Premier Art Stix don't come in gray. Before I buy them though, I have questions, like how well do…READ MORE

Colored Pencil....HELP!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tj Voelker Sep 25, 2013. 11 Replies

Let me preface this with the fact that I'm a novice to this medium and a beginning artist, so I'm not too savvy.I'm trying to do a large colored pencil piece and it's on BFK Rives paper (not sure of…READ MORE

Tags: blemishes, chips, Prismacolor, Colored_Pencil


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At 1:37pm on December 17, 2013, Lisa Booker Bown said…

They are beautiful

At 10:14am on October 4, 2013, Annette Goatley said…

wonderful artwork

At 1:59am on October 4, 2013, Terry Mellway said…

I use mostly Faber Castell Polychromos because they are oil based, hold a sharp point longer and almost never break.

At 12:35am on October 4, 2013, Terry Mellway said…

First thing is that I work mostly with oil-based colors not wax and I use a very, very sharp pencil and a light touch.  It's only when you try to "color"your piece as opposed to painting it that you run into heavy buildup.  By using colors closer to the finished value and a light touch you are able to build the layers much more effectively.

At 12:02am on October 4, 2013, Terry Mellway said…

TJ, your work is amazing, stunning and profound.  You mentioned about the circular method using colored pencils.  Well, you not going to like what I say because what I do is probably more tedious, however it works for me.  I do sometimes use the circular method and sometimes I use infinitely small stokes and other times just dots of color.  I don't like burnishing so I try not to do that unless I'm working with a very shiny object.  Even then, I don't like the look on the original of heavy, waxy layers.  I usually begin with color mapping which is random coloring in a light fashion of the color or underpainting color for a given area.  That way as I move around I'm able to remind myself of where I'm going and how one near finished area will merge into another.  Hope that helps.


At 7:11am on September 25, 2013, Unruly Orange said…

Thank you for your friends request Tj,  i look forward to your comments and seeing all your works. 

At 10:46pm on August 13, 2013, Richard Tully. said…

 Hello Tj, I kindly thank you for your invite and I gladly except, 

At 11:57pm on July 3, 2013, Sharon Schumann said…

Hi Tj ! Thanks so much for the sweet comments!! Glad you liked my Owl!

At 6:07pm on June 8, 2013, Sourav Bose said…

Hi Tj! Got to see your graphite works! They r exemplary in showing how to get the best out of this medium. The emotional torment shown in your works r so realistic, they move all. Keep up the good work!

At 12:56am on May 25, 2013, Frank Andrus said…

Tj I am impressed - you do good work.  Your fruit and flower I can relate to very well.  Your take away system is also something that holds a person.  Good job.  By the way the light in a picture of botanical is best from the upper left as we read left to right in this western world and you got that just right.  I like your highlights and how they play through the picture.



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