Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Coloured pencil Rhino finished

This is the completed drawing of the Rhino. I have titled it 'Heavyweight'. The background is merely suggested as I didn't want it to compete with the animal, yet still wanted to convey the dust and heat of Africa.


'Heavyweight'
Size 21.5 x 29.5cms
Watersoluble coloured pencils

Fabrianno Artistico hot press paper

9 comments:

  1. fantastic portrait Bev, looks as though you've done those pencils justice. Did you just use them dry or did you actually 'paint' with them at all?

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  2. Thanks Pauline, I am pleased with it too, I will definitely use these pencils again, they are a big improvement on Derwent's old ones.

    Pencilportraits,thank you. Firstly I used them dry, very lightly, then went over this colour with a damp brush to blend it all and form a coloured base layer to work on, then once that was dry, I worked over the lot with dry pencil. Lots of layers and all well covered with dry pencil.

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  3. Great drawing Bev ... I really like the limited palette

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  4. Wonderful rhino - the colors are beautiful

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  5. A beautiful piece of art. Thanks for showing the work underneath. The coloring that is conveyed in the skin is just amazing!

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  6. You have managed to convey that dust and heat extremely well! Great painting.

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  7. Oh wow this is amazing work...I specially love the colours you've used, I'll be sure to visit here often...

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  8. I like to see your pictures,you are my teacher.

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