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Old 01-13-2008, 07:06 PM
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Re: Swan WIP

Oh my!! All these new techniques people are experimenting with. This forum's name should be changed to the 'experimental' forum.

Brilliant work Diana. I'm stuck doing some pastels but I can't wait to get back to the dark side
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:43 PM
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Re: Swan WIP

Diana, the inks and colored pencil is so intriguing. I really enjoy ink, watercolors and colored pencil for projects on paper. I'm going to have to try it but I might have to keep it hidden.
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Re: Swan WIP

Dianna, this is absolutely stunning. But I expect nothing less from you at this point! May I ask how on earth you sand next to that ink without having an "accident"?! Maybe I'm just a clutz, but I'd be afraid. I looooovvvveee your work and can't wait for that book. Sure wish hubby would get that 5 min. worth done!
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Re: Swan WIP

Here is the latest scan. The swan is almost done and I just started on the reflection. I have included a detail of my favorite part. It looks so fluffy. I went in with Harolds eraser pencil and lightly removed some, but not all, of the color pencil in spots to get that fluffy look. I hope you can see that. With color pencil it is easy for the eraser to get build up pretty fast so you have to either clean it frequently or have several lined up and ready for use.

Carol...I have plenty of accidents, but I am sanding lightly and the scratches can usually be removed with the Prisma watercolor black used dry. I have been working the edges of the reflection with the watercolor pencil so I just extend a bit more and get rid of the scratches.

Harold...Yes, give it a try, but be patient with the pencils. I know you could do wonderful things with them.

Patrick...Another reason to love this place. The people here are making me stretch all the time. I'm not sure I would have searched out new tools if others hadn't encouraged it.

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Re: Swan WIP

Diana, I think your favorite part just became my favorite part also. That is so nice. I am going to try the colored pencils maybe on my new picture.
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Re: Swan WIP

Harold...Great!! Just remember that any where you "scratch" it won't take color. If you sand or use the fiber brush it takes it easily, and if you erase it it will take color pencil pretty easy, but scratching is too slick and color won't stick. Plan ahead for that and save your scratching for last and it will be easier. I am also planning to do a little touching up where it got too waxy after I spray it with my last little bit of precious claybord spray. Color pencil works great on that spray.

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Re: Swan WIP

Absolutely wonderful Diana. I love the fluffy bit and reflection all by itself!
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Re: Swan WIP

You know, the low angle of the viewer is brilliant.

I can't see what still needs to be done, but I'm sure you'll surprise us all
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Gorgeous and dramatic. I know I shouldn't be suprised by the work you do, Diana, but this is shockingly good.

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Diana! Brilliant! I'm assuming this is the start of Volume 2 of your NEXT book?
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Re: Swan WIP

Just wonderful Dianna. There is sooooooo much to learn from this. I see that you use a dry water color pencil but I have three other sets namely...Prismacolor, Derwent Studio and Col-Erase ????
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Re: Swan WIP

It occurs to me that I did hardly any scratching at all with this. This is new for me. 95% of this was done with the eraser pencil and the fiber brush. So much for the theory of not being able to teach old dogs new tricks. Thanks Harold. It isn't sprayed yet, but I do believe it is done. I have included some details.

Thank you Terri, Patrick and Tania.
Mychael...My husband is taking so long editing I have threatend to throw this in as another demo for this book. He rolled his eyes at me.
Victor...I used the Prisma watercolor black for touchups both dry and wet, but the black is all I used in the water color pencils. I used the prismacolor pencils for coloring.

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This is breathtaking, Diana!
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Add it to the book

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It's beautiful, you young dog
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It is beautiful, and I had never thought of using colored pencils on my clayboard!
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