Finishing work with children…
(unfinished, mixed media)
I am so tired, I literally fell asleep, with my head on the wall, mid-artwork; all in some vain attempt to fit art in…somewhere. Anywhere. Really, anything will do. Anything.
Oooooo, I love PRISMACOLOR pencils; they’re so soft and have such a rich palette.
Having a toddler & a baby seriously diminishes any hope in hell of getting my art-pants on…so, in the face of the baby’s dreaded separation anxiety, I’ve been getting my art on in the company of the midnight moon.
(How can I not love this face though???)
These pieces have a long way to go…but, at least I’ve finally, finally, finally started!
Life drawing your wriggley-litrle-monkey ofan infant is IMPOSSIBLE…
I, after a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth, finally worked out the hanging logistics…so, just a couple more colour layers on the face and I will be finished!
The PRISMACOLOR pencils are definitely a softer lead than the POLYCHROMOS and the LYRA REMBRANDT colour pencils…this allows for more pigment transfer when you’re drawing on harder surfaces like wood. More pigment = greater coverage with the same amount of layers; allowing for a more uniform burnishing process. The colours aren’t as vibrant as the LYRAs, but you can’t have everything!
Now I just have, like, a gagillion little butterflies to stick to the wall and ceiling…why.the.actual.FUCK.do.I.do.this.to.myself?!
My darlung husband bought me some new coloured pencils, Prismacolors…I’m just colour- blocking (effectively an undercoat) the facial undertones and they’re now my new favourite!