Wednesday, July 29, 2009

What I've been doing lately...

I went to Ohio for a few days around July 4th, and when I got back I bought a book called "Lifelike Drawing in Colored Pencil, by Lee Hammond. I had been playing around with pencils in my prayer journal, but when I bought this book, I decided to try something new. This is one of my first attempts...

I had not idea what burnishing was and was surprised at how different a drawing can look once you add this technique. Has anyone else tried colored pencils lately?

5 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Great job Debbie! This makes me want to get out my colored pencils. I haven't used them in awhile. Terrific!

lori vliegen said...

wow....this is your FIRST attempt?!! it looks like you've been doing this for a long, long time....it's wonderful! i've mostly used watercolor pencils, but would love to someday learn more about colored pencils. thanks for the inspiration! :)

Jenni said...

Wow! Very nice! You did a great job! I too may have to dig out my colored pencils!

Silke said...

This looks really great, Debbie! That's one thing I'd like to learn - to draw better. This looks wonderful!! You are inspiring me... :) Silke

Pam Warden Art said...

Very nice Debbie. Have you ever tried mixing it up with watercolor pencils too? Fun!
Blessings,
Pam