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04-20-2017, 12:00 PM
Hi everyone, here is my latest coloured pencil piece copied from a photo of a Rothschild Giraffe I took some years ago in our local safari park. He's painted in Prismacolor pencils on Canson Mi-Tientes paper, 24cm x 32cm.

I'm not sure if I should place him in a halo of another colour to make him stand out a bit more, but if so which one? C&C would be welcome as I have only been drawing again for a month or so and am still very much a beginner when it comes to coloured pencils.


Rod Turner
04-20-2017, 07:44 PM
Real nice! Like it a lot.

04-21-2017, 12:43 AM
Lovely drawing of the giraffe. I would stay away from a halo effect though and would vary the colors in the background. To give you an idea of what you can do, I added a background with various hues.

04-21-2017, 03:01 AM
Your giraffe is lovely! I agree with Christel, I would avoid going for a halo. How about keeping the background the colour of the paper and adding in a few subtle foliage details?

04-21-2017, 04:10 AM
Very nice Pat.. Why not just add some tree branch for her to eat :)

04-21-2017, 10:46 AM
Love, love, love this one Pat! Agree no background is needed as Kay suggested and I like Federico's idea of a branch. Or even a few leaves.

chammi kaiser
04-21-2017, 10:51 AM
I agree with the two Kays - no background, just a branch or two. It really is very nice.

04-21-2017, 11:35 AM
Lovely colouring and touch.

04-21-2017, 01:59 PM
Gorgeous giraffe, I agree with the branch suggestion:cat:

04-22-2017, 02:00 AM
Well done Pam Christel's suggestion gives you an idea of different results now Bg or not bg that is the question :)

04-23-2017, 08:44 PM
Thank you all so much for your comments and advice. I've decided to leave well alone in this instance and call this piece finished. Thank you again for all of your input.