Colored Pencil on Bristol Vellum
I was going to post a colored pencil practice piece that I finished, but instead I found this little nugget in my Dashboard drafts. Yep, pretty sad posting. Sorry 😉
This is a colored pencil practice too. I can’t decide if it looks good or bad. On one hand, I’m like “YAY! Something completed in color!” but on the other hand, “UGH! I’m no good at color!” All things considered, I’m not embarrassed by this piece, so that’s a good thing. Right?
I’ve been practicing exclusively using Prismacolor, but this time and in the next piece I used Derwent Coloursoft. And I have to say, that except for the newness of using colored pencil these pencils really worked well for me. The pencils aren’t as waxy and as smeary (is that a word?) as the Prismacolor brand seems to be and they work well with my heavy hand. My only drawback? Prismacolor has at least 120 gorgeous colors to choose from and Derwent Coloursoft only has 72 😦 I know we mix colors by layering, but I have to keep in mind that I only have 4-9 layers that I can lay down before the tooth of my paper is obliterated. So, If you are like me and are having trouble with colored pencil try switching brands. I won’t say that I’m not struggling, but using another brand allowed me to complete two pieces back to back.
Be Well and Happy Tuesday!