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PamSav
04-25-2017, 05:26 PM
Hi, x-post from the coloured pencil forum. I've only just started to use coloured pencils in my artwork. I picked up drawing again after a 30 year break at the beginning of March and am working my way through a few Craftsy Coloured Pencil lessons.

I've been practicing on a couple of my pencil paintings from my own reference photo's and have just finished this portrait of a female Orangutan. They are my favourite of all the apes and I'm really happy with how this came out. I used a mix of green chalks for the grass otherwise this is all prismacolor pencils on Canson Mi-Tientes paper.

C&C welcome to help me learn please :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Apr-2017/62866-img038-small.jpg

tuscanny
04-25-2017, 11:57 PM
Lovely , Pam. She looks very friendly. Have you tried using harder cp's to blend the softer cp's yet?

jonc50
04-26-2017, 01:33 AM
Nice job on a hard angle. The eyes are very well positioned!

skappy
04-26-2017, 04:33 AM
Very nice Pam I like those monkeys

fedetony
04-26-2017, 10:22 AM
Is very soft... Nicely done Pam

KreativeK
04-26-2017, 11:27 AM
A wonderful animal portrait!

Triduana
04-26-2017, 03:41 PM
This is lovely, I love the expression. I like the touches of yellow in the fur too. :)

chammi kaiser
04-27-2017, 05:00 AM
Great expression. Nice lively, pencil work. I like it.

lisapencil
04-27-2017, 06:54 AM
Great character Pam:cat:

PamSav
05-02-2017, 02:49 PM
Thank you all for your lovely comments very much, I really appreciate them.

Christel - I'm not quite sure what you mean by blending the coloured pencil with a harder one? Do you mean burnishing with a blender or actually using a harder make of pencil in a similar colour?

Vivien Maloney
05-02-2017, 05:55 PM
Lovely drawing Pam and great job on the texture of his fur.

PamSav
05-03-2017, 12:13 PM
Thank you :)

tuscanny
05-04-2017, 12:17 PM
Christel - I'm not quite sure what you mean by blending the coloured pencil with a harder one? Do you mean burnishing with a blender or actually using a harder make of pencil in a similar colour?
Yes, you can use a harder make of cp but it should be lighter in color otherwise you darken your painting

PamSav
05-04-2017, 01:54 PM
Thank you Christel, I will give that a try :)