September 19, 2012

Let the Games Begin….Figure 1



Ahhhh…..figures and colored pencils!!  What more could a girl ask for?

My favorite art teacher told me to get illustration board because he has seen and witnessed my frustration with the paper I have been using.  His degree is in drawing….specifically colored pencils…so I gathered he knew what he was talking about.



This stuff is thick….a bit like cardboard.  Hoping, it can take my abuse.



Drew the contour in….then used three base colored pencils.  Light blue for the jeans, pink for the top and salmon for the skin.  Have to layer my color…lightest to darkest.



Going for the easy stuff first…cuz … well, it’s been a rough week and I need all the confidence I can get!



Don’t think I’ve ever drawn jeans before…this should be interesting!

I’ve upped my size (10” x 20”)…which is good for the challenge, but bad for the portability!  I’m hoping that the larger size will allow me to show more detail. 

2 comments:

jinxxxygirl said...

Illustration Board....is that what its called in the store when i look for it?

Lookin'good!!
Hugs! deb

Eden said...

Yes Deb, they have it in sheets. I bought a 30 x 20 and had them cut it into three 10x20 pieces. About $5. So worth it if you want to make something that can last. Try your local art store. Hope this helps :)

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