August 11, 2012

Portrait Pose



So….I arrive in class after missing it for 2 weeks in a row….and lo and behold, my instructor had other obligations.  Since they like having us around, they set me up in another room with a table and “great light”.  There was a newly graduated college art student leading the kids camp and it just so happens….her favorite art media is Colored Pencils!  My lucky Day!  She gave me a few quick tips on drawing the pattern of the shirt then ran off to attend to her excited students.

I only got about this far….when fear set in!  I really need to observe someone drawing a pattern.  They don’t have to go into a lot of details….but just enough for me to get it.  So…this sketch has been shelved.



I had not brought any extra paper to start on my next pose.  Thankfully….my college-teacher-helper-friend was available to show me her favorite paper in the store.



Cut down the big sheet into workable pieces.  Since I had already done the grunt work earlier I was ready to get started.



Apparently, I need to use more color when I color-sketch.  You know, more color, more wax….thicker! 



This is not what I’m used to doing….and I’m a little unsure if I can make it work. I need to see what these pencils can do…their limits.  Experiment time!

3 comments:

jinxxxygirl said...

Eden i use colored pencils all the time. They are my favorite medium too. Albeit i do use them differently than you. LOL!I just finished another sketch The Mushroom House if you want to pop over and take a look.

I think your off to a great start on the new sketch. I'll bet it was hard to shelve the other. Hopefully for not too long.Hugs! deb

Eden said...

Thanks Deb! Hopefully I'll be able to work on this in a few days. Off to check out your Mushroom House!

Emma Anthony said...

Oh my gosh your art is amazing. You make me smile!!!

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