Sunday, December 28, 2014

Furry #3

I need more oranges and browns for the next tiger I do. Kind of limited with what I have, but that can be a good thing. Need to think more of what colours to use to get the end colour I want. Having only 3 oranges is fine, but I wish I had a darker one right now, would save time with shading. :p

With coloured pencil, knowing your colour theory is a must, so many people pick up pencils with no idea about colour and then wonder why things go wrong. Colour theory might be boring, but its knowledge every artist should have.

So I will work with what I have now, adding darker colours to get what I want and try to remember what certain colours will look like together when blended, and if I can't remember there is always Google :p


Michelle B. Hendry said...

It's looking wonderful! Not having everything you need can force improvisation and that can be good!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thanks michelle :) and yeah having to improvise can be a good thing :)

Jo Castillo said...

So beautiful! With pastels you can scumble some black under to get a dark. Don't know about pencil. Check Nicole Caufield with many hints for colored pencil. She has a technique for framing without glass, too.
I'm anxious to see more of this.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

you can do that sanded paper/surfaces with coloured pencil, but it doesn't work that well on plain paper :) I've know of her work for years from wetcanvas but she does't post there any more :)