From The Sketch Book

July 11, 2009

Family Portrait

Filed under: Uncategorized — scottnelson @ 4:46 pm

0709091653a (2)I customer recently hired me to draw his family and his home. Although I feel most comfortable painting in water color, markers or charcoal, he specifically asked for a colored pencil rendering.  As I mentioned in a previous post,  this medium isn’t a  problem for me on a smaller scale. But this 18×24 took me well over a week to illustrate.  Colors have to build slowly,  layer after layer to get a rich look. And all the time you are only using is a little pencil point to cover a large surface area. This is not to say I didn’t Love doing the art.  Simply,  I’m glad it’s finally done for him and I’m hopeful the family likes it.  🙂  That said… maybe I should invent colored pencils the size of a shapie!


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