Friday, July 03, 2009
Its a bird, its a plane...
oh wait, yeah its a bird. sort of :p Worked on this today taking a break from the foxgloves. Started to put the dark colours down on the top of her head. Just lots of light layers going in the same direction over and over again. Don't have to really worry about feather shapes on this part of her head as it looks really soft. Once I start on her body I need to pay more attention to the feathers, making sure they are drawn correctly and the right colour for where they are on her body.
Going to take time. Which is one of the main complaints I get when people talk to me about them using coloured pencils. That they can take forever!! Yes they can but there are little cheats such as solvents and using other media to put down base colours that can really speed up the process. But on the whole coloured pencils are not a fast material to use. And not one that you can just pick up and be a master at; yes there are people that do use coloured pencils for the first time and create wonderful pieces of art but on the whole and like most forms of art practice is everything.