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one who sees
07-13-2000, 06:57 PM
greetings...
using colored pencils for detail...is one of my favorite mediums..
although oil painting is what i teach..and love as number one..am sure each one of us...doesnt just use one medium..reaching out and exploring is what we all do..
realism...is what makes my eyes dance..~smile~
using colored pencils for illustrating birds ..or any animal...enables me to get the absolute most controlled way of creating detail...
having figured out how to create a topic...now only need to find a way to show an image....so this one can share..

as with oil painting....have found there are key colors with colored pencils....
yellow ochre...burnt or raw umber..in oils is used to subdue or tame a color....so too with colored pencils....
and there is also a little trick to do with white.....or....a plain ole graphite pencil..
so..curious?.....~grin~

WindDncr
07-16-2000, 10:03 AM
thanks for the tips...i am starting to really get into colored pencils. I was wondering if you have any tips for rendering fur?

WindDancer

Mayet Ankh
07-17-2000, 07:18 AM
Hello,
To upload an image visit this website to learn how: http://www.artistnation.com/members/lofts/loenart/howtopost.html

Would love to see some of your art soon.
Animals are one of my favourite subjects - I usually use watercolour pencil. Here is one I did last year.
Mayet


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rapolina
07-18-2000, 03:53 AM
Hi Mayet!
very very nice and full of life your mice! I like them very much.
what's the medium you used?
the composition is very beautiful too!

soon or later i will send my hedgehog, that is one of my favorite painting, in watercolors and nib, just overcome my shyness.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif ciao, rapolina

Mayet Ankh
07-18-2000, 07:01 AM
Hi Rapolina,
The mice were done using watercolour pencil. First you draw the picture with the watercolour pencils and then with a brush you wet the drawing to disolve the colour.
Don't be shy I would love to see your hedgehog picture.
Mayet

ReNae
07-18-2000, 09:31 AM
Mayet,

How adorable! You know, I've got those watecolor pencils for 4 years now...sheesh you would think I would USE them...I guess one of these days...

I really like the one mouse who is struggling not to fall! It would make a lovely note card!

Warmth,
ReNae

animal
08-01-2000, 09:54 AM
I like the composition of the mice and the colours you have used, great job on the detailing

Gisela
08-01-2000, 11:43 AM
Mayet,
Don't know how I missed this before...
Love your mice! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif This would be great for one of those 'Hang in there!' cards.

Gisela

Phyllis Rennie
08-01-2000, 07:47 PM
Do watercolor pencils fade? I only used them once and it seems much less bright than I remember it. Phyl

Mayet Ankh
08-02-2000, 08:28 AM
I have been using 'Derwent' watercolour pencils for a couple of years. Recently I took a couple of my pictures out of storage for an exhibition and my first reaction upon seeing them again was "eek!" I think they have faded a little. I have been told that the 'Faber Castel' brand does not fade. I think it is wise to make sure that they say 'Artists quality' on the pack. I am thinking of spraying mine with fixative in future and observing them to see what happens.
Mayet