Thursday, 1 January 2009

New Year


'Pencils 2009'
21.5cm x 13cm
Coloured Pencil on Paper
Happy New Year...here's to a great 2009. Thought I'd kick it off with a new coloured pencil drawing. I don't seem to have done a lot of coloured pencil lately but I do like it, although I still find it frustrating at times. I'm still not sure I've found decent papers for this type of work, so I'm using all sorts and hoping for the best. This was one was done on fairly standard cartridge paper, nothing special but it seems to have turned out ok. I think this year I'll try illustration board, I've heard of sanded paper too but I've never seen it here in the UK. Once I've found the right surface I'll happily stick to it, but I think there's a lot more experimenting to be done before then...

2 comments:

Leslie said...

Hello Andy!
I haven't been to visit in a while.
Love your graphite work (the plug and ear...and I want to know how one draws one's ear!)

Surface is elusive. Once I found an illustration board I preferred, they changed the way it was manufactured, and the texture was all wrong. It was too "spongy" for me.
I'm still holding on to a few sheets of the 'old' stuff...hoarding it :)

Virtual Sketch Date will post a reference this Friday. Looking forward to it.

Andy said...

Hi Leslie - glad you like my ear, it's not drawing your own ear thats so difficult, but taking a photograph of it can be tricky :o)

Whatever surface you're using it works exceptionally well, I love your dragon illustrations.

Also looking forward to VSD - its posted today!!