View Full Version : CP: Pink Rose: Learning to Tint
08-25-2001, 02:03 AM
Okay, the long awaited colored rose...will have to wait just a little while longer cause I'm not done with it yet. Some of you know I've been fairly sick lately, and thanks for the help you've given to me, I do appreciate the encouragement a lot! It's the first day in a while I've felt like working on my CP. This one's going to be a softer pink. So far I've got the warm grey 50% down and parrot green, I love this combination ;) . I figured it was time to learn about tints. Tint is a color plus white. I figure instead of using pink to do this with, I'm going to attempt to create pinkish tones using magenta plus white. Hope it works :)
08-25-2001, 02:28 AM
So glad you are feeling better Ivy. I can hardly wait to see your rose when it is finished. :)
08-25-2001, 07:46 AM
I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. I'm sort of new to color pencils and am excited to try the warm grey/parrot green combination. It looks great on your rose, a good undertone. I think that a finished work in this might be interesting, sort of like the little bit of color some artists add to black and white photos.
Anyway, you do wonderful work. Can't wait to see this finished.Carole:cat:
08-25-2001, 09:39 AM
like i said last night this is gunna be lovely. Still think so. I will be watching your "tint" experiment, so keep us posted. Okay?? :D
Glad you feel up to working, and chatting. It is always fun!.
08-25-2001, 10:37 AM
Thanks Earlene, I can't wait either :)
Carole, thanks :) I like the warm grey/parrot green combination because of the earlier experiment I did with complimentary colors. Seemed to work very well with the magenta colors, so I'm going to give it another shot!
Thanks TJ, will try and work some more on it today :)
08-25-2001, 06:53 PM
Hi Ivyleaf, sorry gf, I didn't know you were ill :(
Glad you are okay now.
This rose is lookin' good too and I can't wait to see the progression picks. :D
08-25-2001, 07:21 PM
Thanks TeAnne :)
Here is what I've gotten done so far today, I have started to add in the magenta, going heavier in some parts and lighter in others, I am trying to think of how well it will blend with the white at this point:
Hi Ivy, been thinking about you a lot ((((((Ivy))))))
This is looking good! Glad you feel able to get back to work;)
08-26-2001, 03:51 AM
Oh, thank you Lulu :) Hope you are home safe and sound and had a lovely trip! I'm hanging in there!
Here is the finished layer of magenta. At this point it's really resembling a flower, if I burnished at this point and poked about it, I could leave it this pretty magenta color and be done with it. But I'm insane, and am going to use white next to get some lovely pink tones instead! LOL...Fingers crossed!
08-26-2001, 03:40 PM
Ivy, you're doing a lot of wonderful work here! Oh, you have the patience of a saint LOL. Keep 'em coming!
Hope you are better.
08-26-2001, 04:21 PM
Shirl, I don't know about patience of a saint...LOL...but thanks :)
Here I'm going to stop and call it finished. Hope ya'll have enjoyed this as much as I have. Things I learned along the way include: when you tint, it uses up a LOT of white...ROFL. Good thing I have a spare ;). I think next time I will try white first, then the majenta, then another layer of white as it's still not quite as pinkish as I would like, but since I think it looks okay as it is, I will leave it alone. Also, the more colors you add to a piece, the more burnishing it will do on it's own. The more burnished the piece is the more unpredictable it gets when adding more layers, it like moves the colors around differently, kinda fun to watch actually. Oh, and I also learned it is possible to make your highlights regain their whiteness by adding more white back into them. I didn't think the white would take back over the places where I wanted them to be, but a few strokes and voila! There they were again! I've spent about 14 hours on this I'd guess. It's about 7 x 7 or so on strathmore bristol.
08-26-2001, 05:23 PM
Very nice Ivy!! I'm sure glad you like to explain! LOL !! Thankyou!
I don't usually burnish because I find I like my pencils to burnish themselves - if I use that many layers, and i like lots of layers. With the exception of that silly peacock of course!
This is so pretty, Ivy:) I like it that you explain things too. I have also bought an extra two white pencils:D
On my way home today, sunny morning so flights should be good!
08-26-2001, 06:54 PM
ooooooooooooo Ivyleaf, this rose is looking so pretty. Love the colour too.
I wanna do one. :D
08-26-2001, 08:28 PM
TJ, thanks :) Glad you like my off the wall commentaries :D
Lulu :) thank you, I hope your flight was a good one and you arrive safe and sound! I hope my explainations make sense :o
TeAnne, thanks, if you want I will email you the reference photos that I have :D My brother took the photos earlier this year of the rose in his garden that turned out pretty nice...of course I'll be the first to admit mine doesn't look much like the photo...LOL.
08-26-2001, 11:53 PM
Ivy this is wonderful...thanks for showing the step by step...I have not done any more cp yet..just have not had much time of late....:( :(
08-27-2001, 01:01 AM
Thanks wendee :) Hope it's not too long before you pick up the pencils again!
08-28-2001, 06:47 PM
Oh Ivy it turned out beautiful. You really have done a wonderful job on the rose and thank you for explaining how you did each step. Since I am a beginner at CP I learned a lot from you.
Thanks a million :clap:
08-28-2001, 10:19 PM
Earlene, thanks :) And I'm only a beginner, I have just started with the colored pencils this summer, please don't think I know a lot, I only am sharing what I'm learning along the way :) :) :)
08-28-2001, 10:27 PM
Well Ivy, you could have fooled me. I thought you were an old pro at the CP.
At any rate, you are doing a wonderful job. Keep up the good work. I will be looking forward to your learning and I guess you could say to our learning as well.
Thanks a million :D
08-28-2001, 10:48 PM
:o :o :o Thanks Earlene :) I will do my best :)
08-29-2001, 10:50 AM
Thanks Ivy for showing your steps. I loved the way the picture progressed from a sketchy type of drawing to a creamy painterly look with the addition of the white.
I have one question. When you talk of burnishing...what exactly are you doing? I'm not sure I understand what that term means.
Thanks in advance!!!
Enjoy...and keep painting!!
08-29-2001, 10:51 PM
Nancy, thanks :) Here is a thread where I talk about burnishing, it might help you understand more :) CP Eagle (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16350&highlight=burnish)
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