Original Colored Pencil Artwork
When I'm not playing with textiles of one sort or another, I enjoy creating colored pencil artwork. Working with colored pencils is a very slow peaceful process. To get the really deep bold solid colors, it takes as much as 20 layers of pencils and burnishers (like on the red on the car above). It's not quick results, but very enjoyable. Here's a few of my favorites drawings I've finished. (Some people call it colored pencil art, artwork, drawings, paintings, and all sorts of different titles. I'm not sure what is the correct term, so I use artwork. Or drawings....)
I think the zebra is my favorite of all my drawings. It is about 18 x 24 inches. It used up about 20 black and white pencils.
I drew these three toucan pictures so they could be displayed alone, or all together as a triptych. Each is 15 x 20 inches, and all together they are 45 inches wide. I was on a toucan drawing kick for a while..... still haven't figured out where I'm going to hang them.
More toucans. Their faces and beaks are fun to do.
This drawing was done from a section of a bookcase in my house. I collect those round glass paperweights, and drawing one seemed like it might be fun.
These two African Grey parrots are my birds, Nora on the bottom and Frankie on the top. The photos I took for reference were actually with the birds on a play gym. I added the branches to the drawing for a more natural parrot setting.
I was planning to do a series of all different game boards. So far all I've done is this Monopoly board. I do have "Life" started though. I sold this one before it was even half done.
It is about 18 x 24 inches. It I called this one "Life in the Tank". Not one of my favorites.
Playing with the glass balls again. The brass stand under one of them ended up to be my favorite part of the drawing.
These were my first two colored pencil drawings. Done at a couple RC flying competitions I was attending with my husband. I was bored and needed something to do while sitting there all weekend, every weekend, all summer. So I took up drawing. I never tried colored pencils until I was almost 55 years old!
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