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Coloured Pencil => Coloured Pencil Drawing Encourager Sessions => Topic started by: Kathysutterlin on October 17, 2016, 09:11:06 PM

Title: Rose in colored pencil
Post by: Kathysutterlin on October 17, 2016, 09:11:06 PM
 :thankyou: Thank you Nolan for this fabulous class.

I learned a lot about how to use colored pencils drawing this rose.  :smart: I'm hoping you will be teaching more classes in this medium. This is fun stuff!  :yippee:

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Post by: mea hamo pena on October 17, 2016, 09:46:31 PM
Lovely rose, Kathy.  Really nice for colored pencils.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Happychappy on October 18, 2016, 03:02:46 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Kathy, your rose is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. Isn't it lovely to learn about all the different mediums available to us? 


Patricia
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Post by: BarryC on October 18, 2016, 03:12:15 AM
Nice!
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Post by: Gita on October 18, 2016, 03:33:14 AM
Great Kathy that you could do this class. The rose looks so good. I envy you a bit for this, since I have always wanted to use pencils, too. Did not know what to do with these. These expensiv dervent colour pencils are lying around idle. I shall go for this class someday. There is so much to learn! :crazy2:
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on October 18, 2016, 03:18:21 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, Patricia, Barry, and Gita. It was a fun class. I'm definitely going to do more with colored pencils.  ;)
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Post by: Win on October 18, 2016, 03:56:51 PM
 Wow Kathy I love your rose  :clap:. so much to learn on PB. Art is an endless journey of learning and creating and surprising ourselves  :)
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on October 18, 2016, 11:26:32 PM
Kathy your rose is realy nice :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Steve Weatherwax on October 19, 2016, 11:19:42 AM
Beautiful rose, Kathy! Well done. :clap::clap:
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on October 19, 2016, 07:25:52 PM
 :thankyou: Thank you Maria, Win, and Steve. I am very excited as I enrolled in the Colored Pencil Club today.  Now I have the joy of classes at PB and the Pencil Club.  :yippee:
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Post by: JayJ on October 19, 2016, 11:20:42 PM
Lovely drawing Kathy!
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Post by: Happychappy on October 20, 2016, 11:17:52 AM
 :thankyou:  Nolan for another interesting and informative class which I thoroughly enjoyed. Unfortunately, I jumped the gun  :crazy2: , instead of listening to your instructions first, I went ahead and transferred the template and included what I thought was required, so the appearance of my rose drawing is slightly different although the rose is as per your instructions.  My apologies.  I battled with my Strathmore Colored Pencil paper as I found it to have too much tooth and so could not blend very well with the blenders.  It kind of looks very "scratchy".  My background was a mess and I tried to smooth it out with Turpenoid spirits.  Besides all the drama, it was a super class which had me up well past my bedtime as it was so interesting, I could not put it down.  Comments and critiques are always happily received and valued.  Thank you, Patricia


Title: Re: Rose in colored pencil
Post by: Kathysutterlin on October 20, 2016, 03:15:57 PM
 :smitten:  I love your rose, Patricia. It is beautiful.  :flowers:

Your planning "drama" doesn't show at all.

I like your background. It is nice and smooth. My background is rough.  I plan to go over mine again as I just received my new pencils of a better quality.

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Post by: mea hamo pena on October 20, 2016, 03:44:00 PM
Patricia,

You hid the drama well - painting looks fantastic.  The petals are so delicate.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Rose in colored pencil
Post by: Happychappy on October 20, 2016, 04:15:20 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  so much Kathy and Mea for always being so encouraging. I really appreciate your lovely comments especially after the struggle I had with my paper being so rough, even though it is indicated for Colored Pencils. 


Kathy, pencils definitely do make a difference to one's work as you have found out with graphite Tombows, same goes for coloured pencils.  I have two sets Prismacolor and Faber Castell and I find the Faber one's so much more smooth to apply. I think it would be a good idea to go to an Art store and try different brands out before you purchase.  Wish I could have done that.


Patricia
Title: Re: Rose in colored pencil
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on October 20, 2016, 06:06:57 PM
Super job on the rose, Patricia! :clap::clap:

Maybe the FC pencils go on smoother because the medium is oil. The Prismacolor use a wax medium, I believe.
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on October 20, 2016, 09:29:04 PM
Eek!  :-\ I just bought the 72 Prismacolor set. It looks like I'll be using these for a while. I had started out with the Prismacolor scholar pencils. They have a harder wax. I just tried out the new pencils tonight which are a soft wax. They were much easier to use than the scholars that I used for the rose.  I was reading tonight that they can be blended with the friction of a spoon to soften the wax or odorless mineral spirits. I also have the colorless blending pencil. I will be experimenting to see what works best.
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Post by: Happychappy on October 21, 2016, 03:36:15 AM
 :thankyou:  Steve for your lovely comments on my rose and for the information about the two brands of pencils having different mediums which is probably the reason why the one felt smoother when applied to the rough paper.


Kathy, I also have the 72 count Prismacolor set and don't be misled, they are very good but I think my paper was the problem which left my drawing "grainy" looking.


It was very interesting to read about the friction of a spoon as a blending tool.  Please let us know what you find works best, after your experiments.  I have the colorless blending pencils and the mineral spirits too but I found that the colorless blending pencils didn't do the job.  Anyway, I find it all very interesting and I just love it.


Patricia 
Title: Re: Rose in colored pencil
Post by: Kathysutterlin on October 21, 2016, 07:06:06 PM
I tried the spoon for burnishing the background. I don't feel it did much. This is the background after using the gamsol. I like the darkness of the background much better.
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Post by: mea hamo pena on October 21, 2016, 09:15:31 PM
Nice background, Kathy. It makes the rose stand out even more.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Rose in colored pencil
Post by: Happychappy on October 22, 2016, 03:04:36 AM
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Oh!  Kathy, the background is so much better and now the rose really stands out beautifully.  Yes, I like what Gamsol did.  Thanks for telling us about the back of the spoon, I won't even bother trying it now.  You have saved me some time for sure.


Patricia
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Post by: BarryC on October 22, 2016, 06:27:20 PM
Great rose Patricia, did you find this new medium fun?

How is the learning curve compared with the other mediums you use?
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Post by: jennylynn on October 23, 2016, 03:57:45 AM
Kathy and patricia your roses are so good  O0  cant wait to try this should be fun  :2funny:  so pleased Nolan put this class up  O0
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Post by: JayJ on October 23, 2016, 05:40:37 AM
Lovely painting Patricia...in spite all the challenges!


Kathy the background really makes a difference !
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Post by: Gita on October 23, 2016, 07:08:41 AM
Lovely Painting Patricia!

Kathy, your backround is darker and homogeneous after applying Gamsol (had to google this). There is so much of information and lovely paintings about CP in this thread that one should get curious and do the class!.
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Post by: Happychappy on October 23, 2016, 01:07:00 PM
 :thankyou:  Barry, Jennylynn, Zayn and Gita for your lovely comments on my rose.


Barry, I have dabbled in coloured pencil before but what seems like ages ago. I really enjoy all art and would happily sit and do it all day, if I could but I do find that colored pencil is very time consuming in comparison to watercolor or even pencil/graphite drawing, possibly because you have to layer so much. Having said that, I still enjoy it, for like all art, it transports me into another dimension where I am at total peace and fully focussed. 


Patricia
Title: Re: Rose in colored pencil
Post by: Kathysutterlin on October 23, 2016, 08:03:43 PM
:thankyou:  Barry, Jennylynn, Zayn and Gita for your lovely comments on my rose.


Barry, I have dabbled in coloured pencil before but what seems like ages ago. I really enjoy all art and would happily sit and do it all day, if I could but I do find that colored pencil is very time consuming in comparison to watercolor or even pencil/graphite drawing, possibly because you have to layer so much. Having said that, I still enjoy it, for like all art, it transports me into another dimension where I am at total peace and fully focussed. 


Patricia

I couldn't agree more, Patricia. I love the peacefulness that washes over me when I am immersed in my artwork. It is like a meditation to me.  I love it!  :smitten:
Title: Re: Rose in colored pencil
Post by: Kathysutterlin on October 23, 2016, 08:06:43 PM
 :thankyou: Thank you Jennylynn and Jay.  This was a fun class. 

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Post by: Kathysutterlin on October 23, 2016, 08:12:16 PM
Lovely Painting Patricia!

Kathy, your backround is darker and homogeneous after applying Gamsol (had to google this). There is so much of information and lovely paintings about CP in this thread that one should get curious and do the class!.

Oh yes, Gita. There is so very much to learn.  :smart: I agree that we have a lot of fabulous information in these posts.

Do give the class a whirl. It's awesome fun. I really enjoy Nolan's teaching style.   The more of us playing with colored pencils, the more we can learn from each other.  :hug:
Title: Re: Rose in colored pencil
Post by: Happychappy on October 24, 2016, 04:37:42 AM
Kathy, I agree wholeheartedly with what you have said. The more we play around with these different mediums, the more we can learn and help each other with our findings and thoughts for there is just so much to learn and know which makes me wonder if we can ever hope to 'know it all' ???  :2funny:


Patricia
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Post by: Val on October 24, 2016, 07:53:25 AM
 :heeha: Patricia and Kathy,   (http://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50396/1508575.GIF)
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Post by: nolan on October 24, 2016, 12:42:04 PM
great job everybody :clap: :clap: :clap: