Thank you very much you all
Ivyleaf: yeah, but imagine how little the coldcrest (my tinyhead) was, it was only 8 centimeters long
That's why I finished it in half the time of this one
cchapla1: I use almost exclusively Caran d'Ache pencils (Prismalo, Supracolor and Pablo). I also have a few Derwent Watercolor pencils and I use especially their Blue Grey 68 quite a lot. Also in this picture in the neck and the head of the bird. I guess I have about 90 different CPs at the moment.
Hmm, what else could I tell. I'm a self-taught artist. I didn't read many instruction books, I just started drawing with CPs without experimenting much
For example, I never do sketches, I just draw the lines of the drawing from the reference picture (with a free hand, I don't a have a lightbox or anything) with a regular HB pencil and then start coloring it. I can't draw anything without a reference, actually I don't even like the drawing part so much, only the coloring
I learned from the beginning to use MANY layers of color. I have over 20 layers in some parts of this drawing. I start with light shades and very light pressure and then move to darker shades and more pressure. It's not very systematic, I often jump back to lighter shades and then back to darker ones and so forth.
One other important thing for me is to keep the pencils VERY sharp all the time, especially when doing this kind of detailed work.
Well, that's a few things for starters, that I could think of. Just ask if you want to know more