Friday, May 24, 2013

Prismacolor pencils on Stonehenge paper

I like doodling on different papers with all the different pencils I have to see how they feel.  I started making swirls and things on this stonehenge paper I have that is a 5x7 size.  The swirl designs were fun to do, and the pencils marked smoothly, and could be soft or very dark.  Then I started making a little face, and that was alot of fun to do... using all different colors to lightly shade it in.  The only thing I couldn't do was add a white highlight in the eye.  I'll have to plan out a nice drawing to do sometime on this paper... it comes in soft shades of gray, warm white, cream.. etc.  100% cotton...  my pastel pencils work nicely on it too.
I love it!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Spring Flowers

It was a beautiful day today! So sunny and warm with a lovely breeze... the first day that it's been so nice this Spring.   I picked these flowers, and sat outside and drew them.    A pinkish red tulip, and some lily of the valley.   I did the colored one with prismacolor colored pencils.  I forgot how much I like those pencils!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Felt like doodling with colored pencils today....

I love the feel of colored pencils on the moleskine paper, they glide smoothly and color lightly or dark.  I didn't have a plan before I started drawing, and looking back at it now, I think I like it better at the middle picture stage,  but it was fun to do. 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

pastel pomegranate

close up
I bought a small set of Sennelier pastels and some new CarbOthello pastel pencils to try, and I love them both!  The pencils color nicely on this Canson pastel paper.  Nice and gritty, scratchy feel like I sometimes get with the Conte pastel pencils.  And the Sennelier are super colorful, a little goes a long way. I love how you can lightly layer the color, and 'see through' it.
I just played around making little sketches on the paper of this pomegranate.   The pastel erases well too, I never knew that.   I cut a small peice of a hard eraser with a kraft knife and used it's nice edge to erase with.