Finishing work with children…
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!
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!
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!
Slowly, but surely…building up the collage layers.
I’ve colour-blocked my chosen scheme, now for the tonal addition in coloured pencil and detail work in pen.
It’s coming along nicely; and the piece has a dual nature…this is my last pregnancy (of two) and it’s a cathartic process, allowing me to wave au revoir to my pregnancy days, in a rather whimsical fashion. *big sigh*
Prismacolor pencils are my new friends!