Monday, June 30, 2008

Coloured Pencil WIP - Finished

Finished burnishing this afternoon and then started layering fixative to it. It has 4 layers of fixative. I have to admit, I lost the white highlights burnishing and couldn't get them back so being a painter first and foremost, I painted the white highlights on. I have to figure out how to keep the white highlights white while burnishing. Anyway, it was a good exercise on the different stages of layering. I'm going to try eggs next.

1 comment:

robertsloan2art said...

First, I go in and do the white highlights with a white Verithin pencil before even starting. That's in the book. But repeatedly while working on the other layers I stay clear of them and try to stay well away from them, crisping up the edges at the last. When burnishing I'm careful to work around them.

It's helpful to sharpen the Colorless Blender to a fine point just like the pencils when burnishing around a lot of tiny highlights like on the strawberries. What you did worked beautifully though. This rocks! I had to comment on it. I haven't even tried the champagne glass yet, though I like how my marbles came out!

I have a little glass figurine of a cat that I might set up for a still life and use her methods with -- if I did it life size it'd be perfect on an ACEO.

Yay for colored pencil painting!

Robert (and Ari Cat, shedding many happy Cat Hairs of Inspiration on you)