Saturday, 17 January 2009

Orangutan finished


For my first attempt with coloured pencils, I'm reasonably pleased with this little drawing 4x3 inches, hopefully the next one will be better as I learn from the mistakes made with this. The one thing I'm not happy with is the paper, I was told it was for coloured pencils but as your layering the colour on it tends to fluff up so it's back to the Bristol board for the next one.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

he's lovely... love his coat it has movement and lovely colour.... i feel sad for him as he looks fed up! whats it like looking at a mirror image...lol gx

Anonymous said...

A really impressive first attempt with your coloured pencils Gray. Keep up the good work. .... YGG x

Tresses Art Blog said...

Grahame!!!!!! For a first color piece you did a bang up job...Looks fantastic. Paper GRRRR I will tell you that I found Watercolor paper holds up best to all the layering needed for CPs...just my tip for the day!!!!
Great Job! Love his expression
Teresa

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you all for your kind comments! I have ordered a few sheets of the Stonehenge paper which i hope will give me better results.

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

Graham this is a brilliant first go with the colours. Have you given up on the graphite?

Sharon Wright said...

Hi Grahame, nice to meet you. Love this, made me chuckle. He looks very mischievous to me! I use daler Rowney acrylic paper for CP. It slides on, (and off, if necessary) very nicely.