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Roan
04-30-2001, 09:28 PM
This is about all I'm going to do with this for now. I should tone down the hardware on the harness on the left a tad, but it doesn't look too bad in real life. While developing this drawing, I accidentally applied too much fixative to the mane and forelock areas and it was very difficult to work them. I'll know better for next time! Anyhow, here's the final product:

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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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Shirl
04-30-2001, 09:35 PM
Superb Roan. Everything is "there." I don't see why the hardware should be toned down at all.

So in CPs, you layer colors but let the first layer show?

Shirl

Roan
04-30-2001, 11:17 PM
Originally posted by Shirl:
Superb Roan. Everything is "there." I don't see why the hardware should be toned down at all.

I think the snaps and buckles et al are a *tad* too bright and destract from the horse himself. It works okay tho.

So in CPs, you layer colors but let the first layer show?

Hrm. Yes. I think :P Okay, this is pretty much here's how I did most of the coat:

1) local color of burnt ochre very light all over
2) layered goldenrod and yellow ochre hair-like strokes in the yellow areas
3) Rosey beige and Clay Rose for the light-greyish pink areas around the nose and eyes
4) layered burnt sienna strokes
5) dark umber strokes
6) tuscan red strokes
7) if needed, repeat burnt ochre in places to bring out the local color where it gets lost
8) shadow area Indigo blue and sepia strokes

Repeated until the coat was the right color http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif The tuscan red is great for that burnished red coat look. It's really dark, but when you layer it lightly and spariingly over sienna or burnt ochre it just brings out the red of the other colors.

Here's a close up of part of the area under the eye and you can see the layers:

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I had to go over that 'cause I just did it and didn't think of how I was doing it. It's the same way I would paint in pastel, really.

When I started I was under the assumption that you had to work from light to dark. Not so and that made me very happy. In pastel you usually work from dark to light and it's really hard to change. I usually establish a medium three color tonal value underpainting with pastel and I was able to do this with colored pencil as well.



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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) <--- supply resources for pastelists!

[This message has been edited by Roan (edited April 30, 2001).]

animal
04-30-2001, 11:33 PM
<FONT face="Comic Sans MS">Excellent Roan!</FONT f>
http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif I especially like the colours you have used and all the different textures. Thanks for showing us the detail. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/eek.gif

Shirl
05-01-2001, 12:26 AM
Thanks Roan. Very, very interesting. Didn't realize so many colors were used.

Shirl

chickadee
05-01-2001, 09:24 AM
Roan, I really like your colored pencil paintings. What is the approximate time you took to finish this painting as well as Mrs. Joe's Camel?
I have never tried colored pencils except for field sketches.

Roan
05-01-2001, 11:01 AM
Thanks guys!

<u>Shirl:</u>
I did use way more colors in this than indicated. Those were just the main ones for the coat. It's hard to get used to not having, say, 5 different shades and tints for burnt umber so I had to use mixes of other colors to get the same effect.

<u>Chickadee:</u>
Thanks! Both Mrs. Camel and this belgian were about 4-6 hours each. They're both pretty small compared to what I'm used to painting. I don't think I'll ever do anything that would be considered a large work in colored pencil. I'd just do it in pastel instead.

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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) <--- supply resources for pastelists!

[This message has been edited by Roan (edited May 01, 2001).]