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This is really impressive, I love the textures you've created towards the base of the tail.

I agree... beautiful the texture, and the colors you picked!
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I made this by looking at a tutorial.. I'm not satisfied. I see the colored pencils have a great potential with landscapes, jut have to figure out how to achieve it. Hope someone here can help me


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I agree... beautiful the texture, and the colors you picked!

Thanks. I haven't had a chance to do anything with cp's since that, and I'm kind of itching to sketch again.
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I made this by looking at a tutorial.. I'm not satisfied. I see the colored pencils have a great potential with landscapes, jut have to figure out how to achieve it. Hope someone here can help me


Don't be so critical of yourself. Landscapes can be tough with colored pencils. Skies, particularly. Soft clouds are really tough to pull off. In your first one, I really like the greens and stream, and the trees in the distance. And I love the mountains and foreground in your second one. For me, light layers tend to work out better for landscapes.
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Don't be so critical of yourself. Landscapes can be tough with colored pencils. Skies, particularly. Soft clouds are really tough to pull off. In your first one, I really like the greens and stream, and the trees in the distance. And I love the mountains and foreground in your second one. For me, light layers tend to work out better for landscapes.
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Thanks! you're really kind I find that working with layers you can really give a good sense of distance! that's what I'd like to achieve
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Nice work. I love the wispiness of the clouds.
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Some thoughts on photography and drawing. I find taking my own pictures just makes things easier, and I am more invested in the subject I am drawing. I like to paint, but colored pencils always lure me back to this medium. First I draw my composition with pencil and then fill it in with colored pencils. Over the years I have grown into my own style of colored pencil compositions with vibrant colors. I will work on a piece here and there as the inspiration comes. I am striving to draw more often, but these days just telling myself not to succumb to pressure, and just let creativity be my guide. This is the current drawing of Stripey cat at Joshua Tree, which I will be shading in with colored pencils

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Is this guy an orange tabby? I have one of those. I'm thinking the proportion looks off. The body looks like it may be too big. Or maybe it's just the angle. Or maybe he's just one of those BIG orange tabbies! Haha!
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An airplane boredom buster. Derwent watercolor pencils on Canson multi-media paper. It's the first time I've used it and I love it. I used one of the refillable brush pens. It was perfect for a flight! A few pencils and one little brush pen kept me occupied for quite a while!

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early on someone talked about using cp over markers - I know it isn't sketchbook stuff but I have done work with cp over acrylic ink drawings on Fisher 400 and Colourfix papers. It works really well (underdrawing done with FW Rowney acrylic ink, grey, drawing done with twigs as I like the free marks they make)




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Aren't acrylic inks one of the best things ever ? You can do so many things with them and I find them quite easy to work with.

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Is this guy an orange tabby? I have one of those. I'm thinking the proportion looks off. The body looks like it may be too big. Or maybe it's just the angle. Or maybe he's just one of those BIG orange tabbies! Haha!

He is a large light gray and dark gray stripey cat. I worked a long time to get the proportions the way I wanted on this one. So maybe next time the proportions will be even better, but now time to go at it with colored pencils. I work one drawing from start to finish with color, and really go at it and put time into it. So next time I can do it differently. I was pretty darn satisfied with how this one turned out after racking my mind on it. There comes a time you just have to fall in love with your own drawing style and embrace it. I do that, these days. ++++++
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He is a large light gray and dark gray stripey cat. I worked a long time to get the proportions the way I wanted on this one.


Seeing the photo, I think you got it right! He's a big guy! And a real cutie!
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Just wanted to comment on "teseo80" wondering about the use of CP on landscapes...
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I made this by looking at a tutorial.. I'm not satisfied. I see the colored pencils have a great potential with landscapes, jut have to figure out how to achieve it. Hope someone here can help me
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I suggest you look for videos done by Trudy Friend on her website, and some on YouTube. Her style is not realistic, but she handles pencils in great ways, and the effects are great, helpful whether using graphite or CP!
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I meant to post these a week or so ago when chatting with Sharie about sketching flowers, but forgot!

Anyway, these are the kind of sketches I do, with many notes on them. They are a great way to learn about the plant, and try out CP colours/techniques. Also, great for testing and comparing papers.


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