Friday, June 13, 2014

Getting Stoned

Forgot how strong the smell of turps is lol

The start of another coloured pencil piece. Still working on the lilies but wanted to work on a bird and since I don't have any plexi-glass cut for an etching right now, I have to use coloured pencil to do it.

Did a very messy background and then blended it with turps. Will have to go over it with more pencils to darken some areas but that is a lot easier to do now that there is a green base colour.

4 comments:

Screaming Feline said...

If you don't want to get stoned (Totally up to you :D) have you thought of trying near odorless mineral spirits? When I wanted to try spirits with colored pencil it was what I insisted on since I know I will spill it (and have!)

I love green, you made a pretty green and I'm having fun trying to guess which bird that is.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

lol, nope dont want to get stoned lol

thought about it, but on a budget, turps are a lot cheaper

should be able to guess the bird now :)

Sue Clinker said...

I don't use solvents much so my 125ml bottle of Zest It (lemon smelling) has lasted about 3 years. What about using watercolour pencil for the background so you only need water?

I think I'd have guessed the bird even without seeing the picture LOL - you're on a roll with eagles!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

i did think about using watercolour pencils, but im not sure how this paper will act with them, should try it and see

i know, i really should draw different types of birds more lol