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Roan
04-26-2001, 09:45 PM
Boy, was this ever fun to do and a great exercise! This is my third completed colored pencil piece and is about 10x10, Prismacolor on black Canson.

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<FONT face="Script MT Bold"><FONT COLOR="#AB4835"><FONT size="5">Roan</FONT s></FONT c></FONT f>
<FONT COLOR="#8A1010">"Bu shoilleir a dhreach, 's bu luath
Shiubhal: Sith-fada b'e ainm." --</FONT c>
<FONT size="1">"Shining his coat, and speedy
His pace -- Si-Fada his name."
Si-Fada = "long pace"</FONT s>
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wendee
04-27-2001, 06:07 AM
this is great..i love it.. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

animal
04-27-2001, 02:09 PM
Roan, I really like the textures of this one. How did you achieve the textures? I also like the colours you have used. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Roan
04-27-2001, 09:05 PM
Thanks, animal!

Actually, the textures were easy on a short-haired, whitish animal like this. All I did was follow the hair direction and use small, short strokes. For the areas where the short hair sticks straight out and the flat areas, I used a circular motion with no direction indicated. Just interested in laying the color.

For the dark hairy areas, I used the dark color first, then went over it with the warm and cool grays in short, hair-like strokes.

Make sure your pencils are SHARP when you do those short strokes! Probably because I'm a pastelist, I don't use a pencil sharpener. I use an Exacto knife and a sandpaper block for mine.

The technique isn't much different than what I would do if I were just drawing the camel in graphite, really.

If I can recommend a book, it would be Bet Borgeson's book "The Colored Pencil". This has to be the ONLY "how to" art book that I actually sat down and read cover-to-cover.

The techniques are very similar to pastel, but also very different and I've been using some of my pastel knowledge with the colored pencils.

The piece I'm working on now is on Windberg sanded pastel paper and it's cool to work on!

I'll post it when I'm done http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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<FONT face="Script MT Bold"><FONT COLOR="#AB4835"><FONT size="5">Roan</FONT s></FONT c></FONT f>
<FONT COLOR="#8A1010">"Bu shoilleir a dhreach, 's bu luath
Shiubhal: Sith-fada b'e ainm." --</FONT c>
<FONT size="1">"Shining his coat, and speedy
His pace -- Si-Fada his name."
Si-Fada = "long pace"</FONT s>
RoanStudio.com (http://RoanStudio.com) &lt;--- supply resources for pastelists!

Shirl
04-28-2001, 01:06 AM
Is this the Arabian I've been waiting for you to do? Talk about no flared nostrils, sheesh!

Shirl

You go girl!!

Roan
04-29-2001, 09:52 PM
Shirl,

Smarty-pants http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Actually, I'm waiting for the first mag of my Arabian Horse World subscription to arrive so I can learn a little more about Arabs before I start butchering them http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/evilgrin.gif

Then, we'll see. You guys are so good I might just stick to the old plodders and camels!

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<FONT face="Script MT Bold"><FONT COLOR="#AB4835"><FONT size="5">Roan</FONT s></FONT c></FONT f>
<FONT COLOR="#8A1010">"Bu shoilleir a dhreach, 's bu luath
Shiubhal: Sith-fada b'e ainm." --</FONT c>
<FONT size="1">"Shining his coat, and speedy
His pace -- Si-Fada his name."
Si-Fada = "long pace"</FONT s>
RoanStudio.com (http://RoanStudio.com) &lt;--- supply resources for pastelists!