Well I have transferred my drawing onto the actual paper now. I would say that the paper is in the midtone range of my greens (it is showing up a lot lighter in the post.) I know that it is hard to see the lines on the paper - but wanted to post my progress. I have been reading thru my two colored pencil books - "Capturing Soft Realism" and "Colored Pencil Solution Book" and have gotten all of the supplies that I need.
I do have one question for sure. Grisaille. I have never done this in colored pencil. I had always just started with color. I have to say that I like this technique. My question is is that since my paper isn't white, and isn't black, but rather a mid value - should I encorporate grisaille with reverse grisaille?
(Quickly scanning books for any other questions while I am here...)
Another thing that caught my eyes was to lift color with the reusable adhesive on the pine cones to give some texture to rough areas...
I also made color samples on strips of the green paper and labeled them.. cut them up and arranged them, and them laminated them into color cards.
The section on transparent colors will be quite useful for when I do the ribbon as I want parts of it to be slightly see thru so that the color of the ribbon interacts with the green.
Another thing is that I have been "trained" so to speak to build up all areas at the same time. A rule that my instructors called "feeding the birds." I don't want any dead birds on my hands.
Just to give you a feel of how I will approach this.
Anyhow that is enough for now. The exciting part is about to start for me!