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Title: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Bev S. on February 11, 2013, 05:04:42 AM
Have any of you used coloured pencils much? I don't see any discussion on the subject and wondered if it's a thing of the past or what?
 
I would like to add coloured pencils to my list of drawing tools but have no idea of where to start or what to do. I have a whole box full of pencils so that isn't an issue. . . . . .
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: LolaInTheBlack on February 11, 2013, 05:20:17 AM
I use :) Lately I used graphite pencils more, but right now I'm waiting for a new big set of coloured pencils.
Since about 14 years I use watercolour pencils and I have some issues with unequal layers of pigment, but I don't know yet whether it's my fault or my pencils got too humid (I have this set since almost 7 years).
I think this subject will be very useful also for me :)
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Bev S. on February 11, 2013, 05:30:27 AM
Hi Lola. . . . I tried watercolour pencils and I too found them to be odd. . . . to say the least!
Dennis has a course on watercolour pencils and I'm tempted to take it as it looks really interesting. I think he suggests. . . . and I'm just getting this from the advertizing for the course. . . .that the pencils be used with a watercolour painting, to enhance.
 
Right now, though, I'm finishing up the "Let's Draw" course and everything I've done has been in graphite. Except for the piece I'm now working on. . . . . .to which I  have added charcoal! :heeha:
The Let's Draw course was just fantastic and I learned so much - wonderful is just one of the words to describe this experience. However, I would like to experiment with coloured pencils but don't see anything here.  :(  Well. . . .  I could just do it!!! Right?  :2funny: 
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: NHC50 on February 11, 2013, 05:41:58 AM
Hey Roxy, I also have colored pencils. But I do not use them. Because I don't know how.  :2funny: :2funny:  I have seen some you tube video's on them. But right now I have enough to do just to learn watercolor. Now watercolor pencils I do use along with my watercolor paints. I prefer getting good with one medium then go to the next one.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Bev S. on February 11, 2013, 05:50:43 AM
You are probably right Nina and very wise. . . . .get good in one medium before trying to tackle another one! However. . . . I feel this urge to add some hints of colour to all this black & white I'm doing in the drawing class!
Originally, I took the drawing class so that I would be a better watercolourist. . . . someone said, that if you can draw, then you can paint better. It has turned out to be so much fun, I hate to leave it and move on to what was my intended path. Sooooo, I guess to prolong the experience, I'm dabbling in coloured pencils. . . . . . :2funny:
Silly Roxy. . . .  :2funny: :crazy2:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: LolaInTheBlack on February 11, 2013, 10:09:19 AM
I am no Artist, I just love drawing, so my opinion may not be correct ;) But I think that every new thing helps also to improve others. Since I started using charcoal I feel more free when I use pencils :)

By the way, about mixing b&w with colours: sometimes it is very hard, because of the wax and other ingredients, so it takes some time to get to know your supplies, but then all should go smoothly :)
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Bev S. on February 11, 2013, 10:19:51 AM
Your opinion is absolutely correct. . . . and of course you are an artist!
And you are right about the different ingredients in the pencils. . . . I just found out about the wax & stuff!! Smart girl, our Lola!! O0
 
If you love drawing, have you checked out the Let's Draw " course here on Paint Basket? It's very reasonably priced and there are several ways you can get started. Scroll up to the Art Store and check it out. We have had loads of fun learning how to draw!
 
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: LolaInTheBlack on February 11, 2013, 10:49:45 AM
I would for sure try it, but I have only few more days of holiday, so I won't have time for it and also as I ordered a big set of pencils (I found an occasion by accident, 50% cheaper, but it still costs a lot for me), I have to save some money for that first. For now I spent all money I had for art supplies :)

I don't feel good enough, I mean skilled enough, to call myself an artist, but for sure I'd say I have an artistic soul :D I could stare at something beautiful for hours :D or I listen to the same song for several hours and I still feel amazed :)

About wax etc. - that's the main reason why I started using watercolour pencils :) It's easier to mix colours :)
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: dupart on February 23, 2013, 01:40:30 AM
I have used watercolour pencils quite a lot and I think they are fantastic, however they can be tricky and there are not many people around who can teach you 'how'. Now, if I knew how to add a photo here I would but I don't know how, so the next best is check up on my gallery under automotive and aviation and you will see some of my watercolour pencil work.
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: jennylynn on February 23, 2013, 03:57:12 AM
wow dupart just looked in your gallery  O0  love your drawings etc, they are all excellent there's not one i didn't like  :clap:   i have used watercolour pencils only once but after looking at yours i might have another go  :yippee:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Bev S. on February 23, 2013, 04:30:58 AM
Hi Dupart. . . . is it okay to call you Andre?  I can even say it in French. . .  seeing as I'm Canadian  :2funny: :2funny:
I just looked at your coloured pencil drawings and again :faint: you take my breath away!!!
Are you an architect in real live by any chance? Your buildings and your perspective are so spot on, I suspect some sort of engineering or architiectural background!LOL! I have an engineer husband!  :2funny:
 
Okay, to get your pictures into the thread of your choice; go to your album and below your pictures you will see a line that says  [smg id=####] there will be 4 or more /less numbers after the = sign. Copy that code, exactly, into your post and your picture will appear. Remember the [square] brackets and a space between smg and id but no space between id and = 
Hope this helps. . . oh and if you want to post a bunch of them in one post. . . .easier all around. . .  just copy down the BBC code on a note pad, then just copy those into your post. :gl2:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Bev S. on February 23, 2013, 04:33:17 AM
i have used watercolour pencils only once but after looking at yours i might have another go  :yippee:

Okay, Jennylynn. . . . .let's see your watercolour pencil art ! It's bound to be terrific O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: dupart on February 23, 2013, 06:23:20 AM
Thanks all. Yes please call me Andre, but I cannot speak a word of French, sorry. Roxy you were close, before I retired I was a Senior Mechanical Designer for many many years, and that does help I guess.
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Bev S. on February 23, 2013, 09:09:17 AM
Senior Mechanical Designer for many many years, and that does help I guess.

WOOT. . . . .  :2funny: :heeha: :2funny: :2funny:  I guess so!!!!!
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: dupart on March 10, 2013, 09:33:38 AM
Okay, so now I know how to post my photos onto the forum. This is an artwork I did using watercolour pencils on Fabriano board.

Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Val on March 10, 2013, 09:43:32 AM
This is awesome Andre!  :heeha:  Let me rephrase that....Andre this is awesome! (I'm sure you're awesome also).  ;D  Excellent colourings, smooth gradations. Brilliant!  :clap:   :clap:   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Bev S. on March 10, 2013, 10:07:46 AM
Fabulous! How many hours did it take you to produce this gorgeous thing!
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: dupart on March 10, 2013, 11:45:37 AM
Thank you for the kind words.
I cannot remember exactly how long it took, possibly about eight hours, but not at one sitting. I do 'realism' so my work takes a bit longer, and of course pencil work, especially watercolour pencils, takes longer than the equivalent acrylic or oil painting.
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 10, 2013, 11:52:30 AM
I did see this in your gallery, but look--Andre has learned a new trick! Good. Now we'll get to see lots of your gorgeous stuff. I have had no luck with colored pencils or watercolor pencils, but no instruction either. I did just see something about burnishing with a white pencil then adding more color on top. I would have thought burnishing would be the end of your ability to add more color. So obviously there is more too it than I had imagined. Your work is quite amazing, Andre. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: dupart on March 11, 2013, 12:54:26 AM
Thanks Sarah. There are at least three different techniques with watercolour pencils. Unfortunately watercolour pencils are not big here in South Africa.
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Bhavna on March 11, 2013, 05:08:34 AM
This is awesome :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: nolan on March 11, 2013, 12:00:53 PM
brilliant  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Bev S. on March 13, 2013, 06:42:52 AM
Hi Andre. . . .
Got a question for you. . .
 
I cannot get my head around the concept of burnishing. . . . I thought once you burnished the paper that was that, as far as laying down more colour or graphite. . . Sarah has the same question (sort of) The book I have says nope, keep laying on the colour. . . . what??
 
Quote: Colors are applied lightly at first by layering lighter colors on top of darker colors. This process is repeated until the paper surface is approximately two- thirds covered with pigment, still allowing the paper surface to show through. Next a white or very light colored pencil is used with heavy pressure  to blend or burnish the layers of colour together. The same colors are then re-layered over the burnished layer of colour.  This process of layering & burnishing is repeated until the paper surface is completly covered with colored pencil pigment.
From : Creating Textures in Colored Pencil by Gary Green
 
Guess I'm just going to have to TRY it !! Right?? :2funny:
 
PS: The Wet Canvas site has a Coloured Pencil Chanel on their Forum that has some amazing work and a lot of interesting advice, etc. Have you ever visited it?
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: dupart on March 14, 2013, 10:45:00 AM
Burnishing is one of the techniques used with watercolour pencils. Yes it can be a bit confusing and time consuming. The yellow motorbike that I drew was done (not the background and road) using burnishing.
 

The drawing of this Cobra was done using the traditional method of coloured pencils, no burnishing, no water.


This painting I did of the Mk22 Spitfire was done using a wet brush.

One book I would recommend is "The Ultimate Guide to Colored Pencil" by Gary Greene. I once thought of joining the 'Coloured Pencil association of America' but the Rand/dollar made it just too expensive. Look up their website and you will be amazed at what can be done with the humble coloured pencil.
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on March 14, 2013, 12:30:05 PM
Wow, Dupart, your drawings are brilliant ... it blows my mind that you did them with coloured pencils!!!!  You are a fantastic artist.  It is wonderful to see such talent.   :twothumbs: :twothumbs: :twothumbs:   Patricia
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: nolan on March 14, 2013, 12:38:04 PM
can't see the cobra, but the spitfire painting is excellent
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Bev S. on March 14, 2013, 12:53:39 PM
Oh man, Andre. . .that Cobra. . . .  what can I say! My jaw just dropped when I opened the thumbnail!
That's the car that Carroll Shelby built for Bill Cosby and Cosby gave it back 'cause he was afraid to drive it!
 
That is one gorgeous piece of work!!! You do indeed have a God given talent! It blows me away what you can do.
 
I haven't gotten into coloured pencils much, been too busy trying to get a handle on plain old graphite ones. But I noticed that burnishing effect with the graphite, so went exploring to see if I could suss out some explanation for it in graphite and came across the coloured pencil stuff.
This Gary Green is quite the artist!!
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: NHC50 on March 14, 2013, 02:11:51 PM
Andre, WOW!!! beautiful work.  O0 O0 O0 O0 Hard to believe those are watercolor pencils.  :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: dupart on March 14, 2013, 10:45:14 PM
Thanks for the kind words all. Nolan, my Cobra also comes up as a thumbnail TV screen, don't know why, but if I click on it it comes up.
I do not get much time to do coloured pencil, I work more in oils and acrylics at the moment.
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: njnjgirl on March 15, 2013, 02:27:35 AM
Your work is awesome Andre!   O0 I have used both watercolor pencils and colored pencils and they are fun to use, but I never had results like this!  Wow...you got this down! Wonderful work.   :congrats:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: nolan on March 16, 2013, 01:17:51 PM
k, I suppose the thumbnail wasn't generated properly, I clicked it anyway and got an awesome suprise, wow, stunning Cobra
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Tousabella on March 23, 2013, 03:40:21 PM
Incredible work.  Wow.  When you have time, we'd also love to see some of your oils and acrylics. You are soooo very talented.
I just spent an hour 'playing' on the colored pencil site. My goodness....what awesome works.
Thank you, Andre, for sharing this with us.
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Val on March 26, 2013, 09:50:53 AM
 :heeha: Awesome!
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: dupart on April 01, 2013, 03:57:20 AM
Thank you all for the kind words, much appreciated!
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Bev S. on April 03, 2013, 02:04:28 AM
 Just as in  watercolor, the age old question of paper now raises its head. . . what is the best paper for colored pencils?
 Very smooth. . . such as Bristol Board? Rather smooth. . . . such as hot press watercolour paper? And on and on.
 I know the answer will probably "it depends", but perhaps there is one paper that is "better" than the others, especially for a beginner.
 

Since I`m not sure what I should be looking for in the various stages of the colouring process, I cannot yet tell what paper is going to give me the results I want.
 
Bristol Board seems to fill up with colour too soon . . . is this possible? 
 
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: soulek on April 03, 2013, 04:32:33 AM
Wow!  Those are stunning, Andre. 
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Zach on April 03, 2013, 11:04:51 AM
 I know alot of people use prisma color, but there are alot of brands.  Is there a brand thats better than others?
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Bev S. on April 03, 2013, 12:43:17 PM
Hey Zac. . . . I don't know a lot but from what I have read, Faber-Castell Polychromos  are the best of the best. I like the Derwent Coloursoft for some things and for other things I like the Prismacolors.
Waiting until I win the Lotto to buy the 120 Polychromos' in a wooden box for $638 and change.  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Zach on April 07, 2013, 12:33:42 PM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Sarah (arch) on April 15, 2013, 02:32:50 PM
Wow, Roxy! You are mastering those colored pencils quickly!!! The petals are gorgeous. Really shining. Of course, it is a Sweetheart Sarag, so how could it be otherwise? The Baltic part? Don't know about that. Keep it up. I love colored pencil botanicals. They can be so luminous.
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Val on April 16, 2013, 03:30:50 AM
Some people make it so difficult to pay a 'nice' compliment  ::) .........

Of course, it is a Sweetheart Sarag, so how could it be otherwise? The Baltic part? Don't know about that. Keep it up. I love colored pencil botanicals. They can be so luminous.

 >:D     :2funny:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on April 16, 2013, 04:06:39 AM
 O0  Well done Roxy.  The middle of the orchid looks like a little angel.  Must be Sarah.   :2funny: :2funny:  Patricia
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Bev S. on April 16, 2013, 05:10:30 AM
Thank you Patricia. . . this was my very first attempt to use colored pencils and they are harder than they look!
The color of the flower was what caught my attention, it's not quite right here, and of course the name. . .
I am continuing with cp's as well as watercolour and graphite, all keeping me busy but not letting me get any one thing done!! You know. . . jack of all trades :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
 
Oh Val. . . trust you to find the typo. . . . . :2funny:
 
Thank you Sarah, and pay no attention to "you know who". . . . She just lives to find mistakes! :2funny: I know that for a fact. . . she always finds ALL of mine!!!
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Val on April 16, 2013, 05:43:41 AM
 :eek: :stress: :whistle:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: jennylynn on April 16, 2013, 07:38:32 AM
roxy love your orchid, you seem to have mastered the coloured pencils  :yippee: the petals look so real  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Zach on April 23, 2013, 01:19:25 PM
Looks great Roxy.
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on May 02, 2013, 03:43:32 AM
I purchased some Prismacolour pencils and thought I would try my hand at them, never having used them before and was pleasantly surprised at what they could do.  Here is the drawing of two apples I did on ordinary copy paper, the instructions I obtained from watching a You Tube clip.  I used different 'under colours' on the right apple which produced a "duller" appearance.  I must say I enjoyed the exercise but know absolutely 'feathers' about coloured pencils.
 
 
 
Thanks and appreciation go to Ray who assisted me in re-sizing my picture as I had a problem uploading it.  Thank you Ray for always being so wonderful and ready to help us all with this "computer" business that some of us know nothing about. 
 
Patricia
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: polliwag on May 02, 2013, 07:15:31 AM
Good stuff here.. I usually don't look at this part of the forum.  I know nothing about the colored pencils.  Looks more interesting than I thought!  All of you have done remarkably well.  Patricia..nice job on the apples, and Roxie... love your orchid.  The others before you are awesome. 
Good job everyone! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Val on May 02, 2013, 08:15:01 AM
Nicely done Patricia  O0 Other than using coloured pencils to colour in geography maps in grade school, I have no real experience with them either. We have a small cheap set we picked up to keep onboard in the event we have any local kiddies come around. They love them.
I might just have to take a closer look at them when I get home.....  >:D wonder who will do the coloured pencil classes  :whistle: (of course, that's AFTER the pastel classes!) 
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on May 02, 2013, 08:53:40 AM
 :thankyou:  Dianne and Val,  I too, have not touched coloured pencils since school's geography and doing maps which is the total of my experience with them. So this was quite an interesting exercise for me and I must say that I enjoyed it but my heart still lies with paints, although this is a nice alternative and a break from painting when you feel like it.  I love learning new stuff!!   
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 03, 2013, 12:08:07 AM
I've really enjoyed reading this thread.
I've gradually moved into coloured pencil use and bought the Faber Castell Polychromos Alert Durer watercolour pencil range of 120. I'm still reading up on watercolour techniques and pencil use, before I get round to using these. They are very beautiful colours and top quality. The watercolour pencils are indexed to correspond with the identical range of the 120 standard pencils.
Once I get round to creating some works, I'll post 'em here. I'm just busy reading up on cartoon, caricature, Manga, pen & ink and illustration techniques.
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: jennylynn on May 03, 2013, 12:39:05 AM
patricia somehow missed this thread, pb is so busy these days  O0   you've captured the apples perfectly with these pencils, really well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on May 03, 2013, 04:15:45 AM
Tony, I haven't tried the watercolour pencils yet although I have a set still in the cellophane packaging ... not been opened.  When you have tried them, please post what you have done so that we can all have a look and let us know what you think about them.


Thanks Jennylynn for your kind comments.  I love to try different mediums but as I said in my earlier post, my heart lies in the paints but this is nice when you feel like a change or distraction.  I would actually like to read up on the pencils for if you make a mistake, it is not easy to correct although I did find that the pencils rubbed out quite easily.  You just have to put layer upon layer upon layer of the pencil and my hand was a little tender after all that layering but still, a good exercise.


Patricia
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Bev S. on May 03, 2013, 04:25:20 AM
WOW. . . .and another wow!!! The site goes down for a day or two and I miss all the excitement!!
Tony you are going to absolutely love, love, LOVE your Polychromos. . . . . .I do!
The problem I have is that there are never enough hours in the day to draw - graphite. Draw - colored pencils. Paint - watercolour paints and pencils. Paint - gouache. Then there's the housework, laundry  and a husband who thinks he should be fed three times a day! Ha imagine that!!
 
Patricia. . . .your apples are tremendous! I had Prismacolors before my darling aforementioned husband bought me the Polychromos, and I liked them just fine.
Colored pencils give you a whole new way to look at painting. . . I find it a bit more relaxing and try to find time to fit some in whenever I can. The really nice thing is that you can leave it forever, and then come back and pick up right where you left off. I do make a list of the colors I'm using though 'cause you can use a lot of colours on one item (like a petal) and if you don't write it down the next petal will look different! Just ask me!!  :2funny:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on May 03, 2013, 06:55:41 AM
Roxy, You have the top of the line pencils but I am happy with my Prismacolors for the time being as I really just wanted to try them out to see what they were all about and what they could do.  Needless to say, I was pleasantly and very surprised.   When I win the lottery, I will get the very best money can buy!!  Thanks for the tip about keeping a record of what colours you were using on an unfinished project.  Good thinking.  Yes, there are never enough hours in the day to do everything we want to do.  I now have to do some housework ... how boring!! 
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Bev S. on May 03, 2013, 03:32:19 PM
Housework?  :eek:  what's that??
Who was  it that said that it was time the house did some work. . . .or something pithy like that! :2funny:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: LolaInTheBlack on June 01, 2013, 04:22:52 PM
Hello :)

I don't have much time for art because of two faculties I have this year.
But I drew lately something using my new Faber-Castell Polychromos (I bought them for 45% of price occasionally - in my country they are much more expensive and hardly available).
I thought it might help somebody with choice of the brand :) of course my skills aren't high yet, so I can't present whole scale of possibilities ;)

Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Bev S. on June 01, 2013, 11:53:33 PM
Sooo Lola. . . how DO you like you new Polychromos? Aren't they just fabulous!!
You were so lucky to find them for 45% off the regular price. . . :yippee: I had to pay the full price, and here in Canada they are very expensive. . .  :cost: !!
I love, love, love them but haven't had any time to work with them yet. Too much life getting in the way of my art time. Enjoy!!
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: LolaInTheBlack on June 02, 2013, 03:01:12 AM
You are so right, Roxy :)

Even 45% of price was a lot and I was surprised my Mum wanted to buy them for me. I didn't even dare to ask, I just showed them to her and told her my plan: to buy them one day when I'll start earning money and only when I'll earn enough from drawing (so many long years to go). Then she said that she will but them - simply.
I still feel a bit guilty, because I don't have much time for drawing and I'm no professional artist or even skilled enough to use all possibilities with these Polychromos.

But what I already noticed: I used KOH-I-NOOR's Mondeluz (watercolour pencils) before and I loved them too, I have them since almost 7 years, so they might get a little old, but since the beginning I had some problems with connecting them or adding layers.
Polychromos are so smooth and easy to use, even after several layers of colours it still looks good, colours mix easily, no unwanted surprises like lumpy layer of pigment.

All in all, very expensive pencils, but definitely worth their price :)
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Bev S. on June 02, 2013, 09:19:15 AM
All in all, very expensive pencils, but definitely worth their price :)
        YES!!!!!
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on June 10, 2013, 06:24:29 AM
On vacation I took my Prismacolor pencils with me and did the underneath pictures which I thoroughly enjoyed doing.  I would appreciate your comments, critiques and thoughts about them.  Many thanks, Patricia




Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Val on June 10, 2013, 06:40:46 AM
 :heeha: Excellent work on both!  :clap: :clap: :clap:   The bottles have super transparency, the shine(highlight) on the apple, the colourings....wow! Great colourings on the bird, nice detailing. Very well done.  O0
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: mea hamo pena on June 10, 2013, 06:49:40 AM
Wow, happychappy, both the bird and the still life are excellent works. 

The apple especially looks like it's ready to eat.

Keep us the good work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on June 10, 2013, 07:15:47 AM
 :thankyou:  Val and Mea for your comments on my Coloured Pencil work.  I must say that it is so different from watercolours but I enjoy the challenge even though I am still finding my way with these pencils.  Nice to explore the different mediums.  While on vacation I went to the most fantastic art store in Orlando. My eyes came out on stalks and I was bewildered with everything they had there. However, I managed to purchase a set of 12 coloured Inktense pencils which I will try at a later stage. I will no doubt be hounding Lillian with questions for she has done beautiful work with them. Patricia
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: LolaInTheBlack on June 10, 2013, 07:38:09 AM
Nice drawings Happychappy :) It's instantly visible that you have sure hand even if you're just beginning your adventure with these pencils :) Great catching of light, colour and details :)

I was few months ago in an art shop, I wanted to buy only Derwent's blender and a white pastel pencil. The seller was so kind that he let me check all white pencils with all types of pencils - I spent there almost an hour just drawing and checking all the brands and types :) I almost forgot what I came for :D
I though also about buying Inktense pencils, but after buying my Faber-Castell set I abstain from buying any new supplies :)

Karolina
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on June 10, 2013, 08:14:01 AM
 :thankyou: Karolina for your comments. Do you prefer the Faber Castell to any others?  The art store that I went into had so many Faber Castell pencils but I was set on purchasing the Inktense.  I don't know much about pencils at all but initially purchased the Prismacolor set which I really like but haven't tried any other make so really cannot make any comparison. However, I am looking forward to trying the Inktense pencils when I manage to get free time. Have you seen Lillian's drawing with them?  They are absolutely gorgeous and this is what spurred me to purchase them to give it a try.  Will post what I do when I get around to it.  I know what you mean about going into an art store and forgetting what you went there for as there is just so much to see and one can get so easily side tracked.  Anyway, it is all fun.  Patricia
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: njnjgirl on June 10, 2013, 08:34:25 AM
Wow Patricia, really amazing work on the still life!  Bird is wonderful too but the still life is exceptional! O0 :smitten:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: polliwag on June 10, 2013, 08:48:47 AM
Chappy, You should be really Happy!  The bird is beautiful; the still life--exceptional!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: LolaInTheBlack on June 10, 2013, 08:53:58 AM
I had HOH-I-NOOR Mondeluz - watercolour pencils - before, so it was quite a difference. The only comparison I had was to normal pencils I had for school. But I talked to my friends who are real pencil masters and they recommended both Prismacolor and Faber-Castell, F-C a little more, luckily for me, because in my country it's impossible to buy Prismacolor. I had a lot of problems with Faber-Castell Polychromos too, but I had a lot of luck: not only found I 120 pencils set (the biggest I could by in a shop was 36), but also the price was 45% of regular price.
All I can say: Faber-Castell Polychromos are brilliant :) but I've heard the same about Prismacolor :)
Karolina
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Tania on June 10, 2013, 09:03:01 AM
Patricia - the first drawing is nice - I like it!  O0 The second one has some exceptional qualities!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on June 10, 2013, 11:00:05 AM
 :thankyou:  Mary Lou, Dianne and Tania for your encouraging comments about my pencil work.  The still life was quite challenging but ever so interesting to do.   I forgot to mention that both the pictures were from Paint my Photo. The bird was taken by Rodney Campbell and the still life was from Sammy, for anyone who might like to try them.


Karolina, I was pleased to hear what you thought about Faber Castell pencils and it was such a good deal that you got.  Good for you.  I think much depends on personal taste but when you are new to all this kind of art, it is helpful to hear what others think and suggest. 


Patricia 
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on June 11, 2013, 05:14:23 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:   Thank you so much MSWcrane, Scribe and Jani for commenting on my bird. I have never clicked on the "comments" under the painting in the gallery but saw three comments and decided to see what they were and was shocked to see messages in my personal gallery.  We never stop learning hey?  Anyway, thank you all so much.  I hope you all see this message here as I wasn't sure how to respond to the comments from my gallery. 


Yes, MSWcrane, I love painting birds and wish that we could do more of it.  In one of my earlier posts I mentioned where I had got the picture from to paint and there are a lot more on Paint my Photo if you are interested in taking a look around there. 


Thank you all once again.  Patricia
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Daisyblue77 on June 11, 2013, 05:24:31 AM
Your drawings are awesome!!  The bird is beautiful and the still life is stunning.   :congrats:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on June 11, 2013, 02:34:29 PM
 :thankyou:  Didwaud for your kind comments.  It always encourages and uplifts me.  Thank you.  Patricia
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Lillian on June 12, 2013, 03:11:05 AM
Patricia, your colored pencil work is absolutely awesome!  I love way you did the background and the complementary, vibrant color of the bird really makes it stand out.  Your still life drawing is superb.  Your apple looks so real sitting there stealing the show.  I love how you made the lemon show through the glass.


You are one talented girl!   :flowers:


It's a lot of fun experimenting with new media, huh?


Now I know why my ears were burning, someone's been talking about me behind my back!   :2funny:  Your comments humble me. 


I hope you won't be disappointed with the Inktense pencils.  They take a little getting used to.  I've done a lot of experimenting.  I think that paired with the right choice of paper makes using them easier.  So far, I'm happy with the Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Velum surface, but I'll experiment with others as time goes by.


If you haven't already done so, here's a link to tips on the Derwent website that you might like to check out.  [size=78%]http://www.pencils.co.uk/hints.aspx?mid=1241 (http://www.pencils.co.uk/hints.aspx?mid=1241)[/size] 


I use a small hand pencil sharpener rather than an electric one that would eat away the wood.  There's hardly any difference at all in the length of my pencils since I started using them.  A tip from my experience:  If you have put a wet brush on the end of the pencil, it's best to let the pencil dry before sharpening as the tip gets soft when wet.  Also I found that if I dip the tip in water, which I rarely do, and the wood gets wet, the wood will become somewhat mishapen, kind of frayed or something like that, so I avoid doing that.


I'm really enjoying the blocks.  One little swipe over them with a wet brush and presto, a load of vibrant color to take to the paper.


Have fun with your new pencils, Pat!   :1hug:















Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on June 12, 2013, 04:17:43 AM
Hi Lillian, Thank you so much for all that information about the Inktense pencils and also the wonderful comments about my pencil colouring attempts.  I am just so very proud of you for doing such wonderful paintings with the Inktense and yes, I have been telling everyone about your paintings because they have inspired me to give the Inktense a try.  If I can learn from you and your experience then I shall deem myself to be very blessed indeed.  I have never tried watercolor pencils either although I have a set which is still in the cellophane package .... unopened.  Anyway, before I try, I shall experiment as I have no idea of what I am capable of doing with them.  I notice that you quite like the blocks and Michaels has a 50% off coupon this week so I am heading there today to see if I can get any.   I must say that I have enjoyed my Prismacolor pencils immensely but am eager to try a new medium but like I always say, watercolour is still my preference.  Thanks once again Lillian, I really appreciate your help. Patricia
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Zach on June 15, 2013, 08:43:01 AM
Amazing drawings patricia :clap:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on June 15, 2013, 11:00:06 AM
 :thankyou:  Zac, I appreciate your kind comments.  Patricia
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 16, 2013, 04:08:19 PM
Patricia, your coloured pencil paintings are wonderful!  :clap:  I love the vibrancy of the Bird. It reminded me of a great day out to Harewood House Bird Garden as a kid. I have a memory jolted by your artwork.  O0
The glass looks stunning on your bottles and, to do a range of 'em was very courageous of 'ya. Well done  :clap: [size=78%] [/size]
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: lynn p. on June 16, 2013, 05:22:37 PM
Patricia--I don't know how I missed these beautiful pieces.  The colors are stunning and I just adore the still life, what with the reflections and transparency--very hard to do.  Did you set up this still life?  Impressive!!!
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on June 22, 2013, 04:10:50 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Tony and Lynnp for your appreciated comments.  I haven't checked this site for awhile and apologise for the delay in replying to your posts.  Tony, I am so pleased that my bird picture jolted your memory to an obviously happy time in your childhood. 


Lynn, no, I didn't set this still life up, I got a picture off "Paint my Photo" which was done by "Sammy" if my memory serves me correctly and I did the picture in coloured pencils which I quite enjoy working with but still love watercolours the best. I have purchased the Inktense pencils after seeing the wonderful work that Lillian has done with them but I haven't tried them yet. 


Patricia
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on June 23, 2013, 04:11:34 PM
This morning I had tried for hours to log onto the Paint Basket without success so thought that I would do the Still Life of Fruit in Inktense Pencils which I had purchased and not tried ... this was my first with this new medium.  I didn't realise that where I had put the apple, it was supposed to be an orange, my shadows aren't correct and neither are my colours. However, it was a new experience for me with the Inktense pencils which Lillian has done so well with and I really like the vibrant colours.  Need a lot more practice though.   Patricia
 
 
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: doina on June 23, 2013, 05:23:59 PM
Patricia it came out very good  :flowers: :flowers: It is not a orange it is an apple! So what? it is a still life! Your light came from another side than Dennis! Seeing this I'll adevnture myself into some color pencil! Wish me  :gl2: Doina
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on June 23, 2013, 05:47:46 PM
Doina,  :thankyou:  for your lovely post.  I must say that while watercolour is still my first love, I do enjoy the coloured pencils and now having tried the Inktense pencils, I love them too.  It is a nice change from one's normal medium of painting as they are totally different from paints and I guess, when you feel like doing something different, then this is a nice alternative.  Haven't tried oils yet and won't until I am proficient in watercolours (if I ever reach that stage).  Anyway, I am enjoying myself immensely and that's the main thing.  Patricia     
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 23, 2013, 10:07:14 PM
Patricia, you are on a roll with these pencils! The fruit is very good for your first use of Inktense  :clap:
It's great to see you've been inspired by Lillian. She inspires lots of other people too with how she has grown in her wonderful art. Her Inktense use and knowledge is very useful to learn from.
Keep onwards with more but, don't rule out a mixed media use ;)  :painting:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: jennylynn on June 24, 2013, 03:08:59 AM
patricia wow I think this is excellent  O0 love the fruit looks so real and ready to eat lol keep uop the good work O0
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on June 24, 2013, 03:58:31 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:   Thank you Tony, Jennylynn and Harald for commenting on my pencil work. 


Tony, I am really enjoying the pencils, I guess it is the "child" within that is being brought out with the use of the pencils.  I find it interesting to explore different mediums as it widens one's horizons. However, I still love watercolours which really excite me when you can see what they can do and with our wonderful tutors who impart their knowledge and wealth of experience so freely, we just cannot help but improve in our endeavours.


Jennylynn & Harald, thank you for commenting on the Inktense in the gallery.  I only recently found out how to access the comments there.  Thank you both so much.


Bless you all.


Patricia 



Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on June 24, 2013, 11:15:27 AM
 :thankyou:  Jani, thank you for your lovely comment on my coloured pencil still life posted in the gallery.  I enjoyed giving the Inktense pencils a try as I have had them for a week or two and when I thought that I would not be able to log onto the Paint Basket for our lesson, I decided to give them a go.  As I said in an earlier post, my apple was supposed to be an orange and my colours are all different from Dennis' lesson but what the heck, I enjoyed the exercise and even enjoyed my live lesson more.  Thanks once again, Patricia
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Lillian on June 25, 2013, 06:27:46 PM
Yup, I hear folks talking about me behind my back again!   :blush:   :2funny:


Patricia, you did well with the Inktense pencils!  Yes, they are vibrant and handle differently than watercolours, huh?  I think I would chose watercolors over Inktense for this painting, but  love what you've done and for the first time using Inktense, you've done a fantastic job!!!   O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:









Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 25, 2013, 09:37:50 PM
Yup, I hear folks talking about me behind my back again!   :blush:   :2funny:


Patricia, you did well with the Inktense pencils!  Yes, they are vibrant and handle differently than watercolours, huh?  I think I would chose watercolors over Inktense for this painting, but  love what you've done and for the first time using Inktense, you've done a fantastic job!!!   O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:


Were your ears burning Lillian?!  :2funny:  It's very naughty but, someone has to gossip behind 'ya back!  :yippee: :1hug:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Ray3 on June 26, 2013, 03:11:25 AM
Hi everyone just came across this thread and I am gob smacked at the amount of professionalism in the watercolour pencils thank you sharing your pictures and also the advise given I am nearly finished with my Drawing in Pencil course and was wondering where to go from their but upon seeing these pictures I now know what path to take thank you so much and please keep up the thread on your thoughts and experience its better than any book on the subject  :yippee:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 26, 2013, 03:22:07 AM
Just out of interest, I noticed Pullinger have Polychromos pencils 120 set, for the cheapest I've seen 'em at £99.95 AND, they've got a July £10 voucher offer on! The code is WEBTENJULY13 to put in at the checkout.
 It's free postage for orders over £100 (before the voucher).
http://www.pullingers.com/P~FC110011~Faber-Castell-Polychromos-Pencils-Tin-of-120 (http://www.pullingers.com/P~FC110011~Faber-Castell-Polychromos-Pencils-Tin-of-120)
For example, I ordered the set at £99.95 plus 3 other items battery eraser, refils and Derwent Pencil Extenders that took the total to £108.64 (this makes it to free delivery) I then went to the checkout and filled in the voucher code that then reduced the total to £98.64 with free delivery.
Time to treat yourself? I have no problem with that!  ;D :yippee:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Lillian on June 26, 2013, 04:46:16 AM
Sounds like a good deal, Tony.   :thankyou:  for the info.  Hopefully there are some who can take advantage of it.  Nice to see you getting more toys, Tony.   :)  I hope you're enjoying your vacation.  Will you be called home when you become a grandpappy?


I have a large selection of a variety of brands, Eagle, Prismacolor, Staedler, some no-name junk ones I got in a set of other junk-type art supplies once.  I think these are a collection of colored pencils my 3 kids left behind when they grew up and flew the coop so to speak.


I see that the Faber-Castel Polychromos, (probably the only brand I don't have, LOL),are wax based.  I'm wondering what other colored pencils are made of, are they all wax based? 


I find the Prismacolor pencils are much softer than Eagle, Eagle being harder can be sharpened to a sharp point for fine lines.
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on June 26, 2013, 04:56:22 AM
 :thankyou:  Lillian for your comment on the Inktense.  I have just seen this thread and apologise for the delay in thanking you. You can be sure that your ears are burning for I mention you and your wonderful work with Inktense pencils to everyone who will read and listen, for you are such an inspiration to me. Seeing your work, dared me to give it a try and I am grateful that I did.  Thank you.  Yes, I agree, watercolour was better suited to the still life than the Inktense but it was the experience of using them that I enjoyed.  O0


 :thankyou:  Tony for always letting us know about these interesting finds and while I would give my back teeth for the Polychromos pencils, the price of them is a little high for a pensioner. However, it won't stop me from wishing!!!   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: .  Yes, I can't stop talking about Lillian and her fantastic work with the Inktense which has inspired me and so many others ... I guess that is how we learn and expand our endeavours.


Doodleman, I am so pleased you have enjoyed this thread and when you have completed the Drawing Course, try the pencils especially when you feel like a change but don't give up on the medium of your choice be it water or oils for pencils cannot touch them!!  Nothing can compare to water or oil painting in my humble opinion. However, it is interesting to try other mediums which I also feel, actually helps with your painting.  Hope you will find that too.


Patricia
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Lillian on June 26, 2013, 05:17:14 AM
Patricia,  :1hug: Right now I'm doing something completely different from drawing and painting.  When I get finished I'll post it.


I'm looking forward to getting back to more of the Inktense drawings and paintings that I've been doing from my son's photos taken in Nebraska.


Doodleman, so glad you found inspiration here!   :yippee:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 26, 2013, 08:12:30 AM
Sounds like a good deal, Tony.   :thankyou:  for the info.  Hopefully there are some who can take advantage of it.  Nice to see you getting more toys, Tony.   :)  I hope you're enjoying your vacation.  Will you be called home when you become a grandpappy?


I have a large selection of a variety of brands, Eagle, Prismacolor, Staedler, some no-name junk ones I got in a set of other junk-type art supplies once.  I think these are a collection of colored pencils my 3 kids left behind when they grew up and flew the coop so to speak.


I see that the Faber-Castel Polychromos, (probably the only brand I don't have, LOL),are wax based.  I'm wondering what other colored pencils are made of, are they all wax based? 


I find the Prismacolor pencils are much softer than Eagle, Eagle being harder can be sharpened to a sharp point for fine lines.


Hey Lillian! Holiday is no more  :(  it's back to reality of home, work, slaving over chores and gardening  :o


There is only one thing a man can do in such disastrous situations...treat oneself at the art store! It's tough but, someone has to to it!  :smart:
Just wait until I become a Grandpappy in the next few days/week or so, I'll be in for self indulgence galore!  :yippee:
Lillian, those Polychromos pencils are the oil based ones. I don't think there's a huge difference between wax and oil, as wax is made from oil anyway! Apparently, you get less bloom with oil based pencils after burnishing.


I ordered the pencils because, they are cross referenced to the same 120 in Polychromos Watercolour pencils and you can use them over the top of dry watercoloured areas to give a more vibrant colour than the watercolour pencils.
I'm still in the experimental phase of using these pencils. I'm becoming a mixed media guy with all my mountain of gifts to myself! (Mixed media seems to give lots of options and I like that as I'm such a spoilt brat!  :D )
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on June 26, 2013, 09:57:55 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:  Tony.
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: bella on June 26, 2013, 04:13:22 PM
 
Happychappy explaind to me how to put my Duck pensil drawing in this post.
I don't know if i am doing this right, lets try
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Lillian on June 27, 2013, 05:56:32 AM
Bella,  :congrats:   You've successfully posted your lovely duck!


Tony,  :thankyou:  for the info.  I'm not going to get too hung up on brand names.  I just bought a magazine called Paper Creations where they talk about Itojiten colored pencils. 

What a cool idea to do mixed media with watercolor and colored pencils, maybe throw in some Inktense into the mix?  :2funny:


  :offtopic: I want to start a new thread on getting advice as to how to take photos before posting.  I'm hoping to get some good tips.
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on June 27, 2013, 09:48:42 AM
Oh! Lillian, I forgot to answer your post yesterday for I was too busy laughing at Tony's post. My apologies.  You have intrigued me with this "something new" which you are doing and I can't wait for you to finish it so that we can all have a look.  However, I look forward to "drooling" over more of your Inktense work which has inspired me so much Lillian.  Get moving girl!!!


I like the idea of incorporating the different mediums into a painting, maybe Dennis would do a lesson on that for us someday.  I guess, it can't be too different from what we did in the pen and ink lesson or what do you think?


Patricia


 
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on June 27, 2013, 09:51:18 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Good girl Bella, you did it .... posted your lovely duck, I am so proud of you and your duck picture. I cannot stop looking at it for you did a fine job. Do you have the make of the paper which you used for the picture?   Patricia
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Lillian on June 27, 2013, 10:21:12 AM
Patricia, apology accepted but not necessary!!!   :1hug:


Yup, I must get off this forum and "get moving" just like you say.  Thanks for the nudge!  ;D
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on June 27, 2013, 05:46:19 PM
Lillian, I spend far too much time on the forum but I enjoy looking at all the wonderful work emanating from the artists old and new. Anyway, looking forward to your next Inktense picture.  Patricia
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Val on June 29, 2013, 03:58:09 PM
Still behind the 8 ball!  :sweat: ;D   Very nicely done Patricia.  O0

Bella, your (Wood) duck is awesome. Beautiful colouring, excellent reflection. Brilliant.  O0

 :congrats: both of you.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on June 30, 2013, 04:18:20 AM
 :thankyou:  Val for your lovely comments which as you know, I always value as you have a very keen eye and can see things I miss.  Patricia :flowers:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 09, 2013, 08:26:36 AM
I've haven't caught up with the posts yet but, I've managed to get some artwork done!  :yippee:
I've 'painted' this Banana using coloured pencils. I used Faber Castell Polychromos set of 12 colours. Both watercolour and, standard pencils. I put down a light wash of Cadmium Yellow first. Then I used more yellow, purple (complimentary), brown and black (spots and outlines). This took approx 40 mins to do. I used a small book of watercolour paper that was quite textured. I think I far prefer smoother paper:


Larger image here: [size=78%]http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=10490 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=10490)[/size]


On this picture you can just see the colours I used on the paper:
Larger image here: [size=78%]http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=10489 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=10489)[/size]


I'me busy setting out some reference material too.
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: jennylynn on July 09, 2013, 08:44:01 AM
wow tony love your banana looks good enough to eat so realistic,  :yippee:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on July 09, 2013, 08:54:32 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow Tony, your drawing/colouring in of the banana is just superb!!  You are a star!!! Excellent.  Patricia
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Daisyblue77 on July 09, 2013, 12:07:11 PM
Fantastic banana.  Great coloring.  It looks real.   :clap:

Way to go Tony !!   :)
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 10, 2013, 09:30:55 PM
 :thankyou:  Jennylynn, Patricia & Didwaud ;)
I've been working on some other stuff but, it seems every time I try to get motivated, something gets in the way!
I've been practising some watercolour painting of objects I want to put in a scene. I like mixing standard brushwork with pencils  :smart: .
Can't settle into any today 'cos daughter seems to have started in labour! (she's over due anyway). So, I may be a Granpapa by tomorrow!  :yippee:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Val on July 11, 2013, 06:05:08 AM
We'll let you off today then.  >:D

I shall however, be expecting a portrait or three of our new tiny yorkie!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Don't be wearing out the carpet. All the best to the family, where cheering  :cheering: :cheering: :yippee:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on July 11, 2013, 06:32:31 AM
 :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:  Tony, keep the nerves calm and let us know when you are a Grandpa.  Patricia
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 11, 2013, 07:02:30 AM
Well  :thankyou:  Val lass and Patricia ;)
I'm having an easy day. I deserve it. With all the fuss goin on about babies and pregnancy and all the womens graphic details, I think sleep would be a better option!  For goodness sake, it's just a baby. Women really know how to milk things! Even Sue is taking full advantage. Says she has 'sympathy pains'! What!!! No, it's us men who have 'brain pain'!
And I suppose I've got to get flowers, cards, etc. etc? Everything would be just fine if I can go treat myself at the DIY store with some new tools and, a chillout evening with curry and a pint of Shandy!  :smart: 8) :help:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Val on July 11, 2013, 11:53:12 AM
Sorry only treats for the little one this week! But I wouldn't mind a pint of that Shandy..... :whistle:
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Happychappy on July 12, 2013, 03:33:31 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:  Tony, you are just so comical.  Hope you are a Grandpa now and yes, get some sleep you will feel so much better and more able to cope with the "women's talk"  which is serious business for us.  Patricia
Title: Re: Coloured/Colored Pencils
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 12, 2013, 10:44:05 PM
Sorry I haven't replies sooner. Busy times for us men!
I just wanted to let 'ya know, daughter is just going down for an emergency Caesarean (spelling checked via Google!) due to some cervix positioning or something. The Baby's heart rate is showing distress so, we're now waiting to hear how it goes. I imagine it'll be pretty soon. I'll keep 'ya posted. In the meantime, I'll have to think about a gift to buy for myself! :yippee:

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Post by: Happychappy on July 13, 2013, 02:45:03 AM
Tony, thanks for keeping us informed.  Pray everything goes smoothly with the Caesarean Section our thoughts are with you at this nerve wracking time.  Patricia 
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 13, 2013, 03:08:29 AM
Update:
Hospital have changed their decision (which I'm glad about) and goin to monitor to see if a natural birth is possible!
To fill the time waiting, I'm practicing some painting. I've used coloured. Pencils to see if I can recreate a water coloured scene. It's turned out like a storyboard sketch from The Snowman! I'm happy about that.
I've also ordered a self indulgent treat of a set of watercolour brushes!  :painting:
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 13, 2013, 03:28:42 AM
Just as I was typing things were obviously getting busy. BABY EMILY WAS BORN AT 11.30!  :yippee: :yippee:
We are Grandparents!  :1hug:
I must go treat myself to a walking stick now!  :2funny:
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Post by: Val on July 13, 2013, 04:04:57 AM
Send your postal and I'll send off my spare!  >:D
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Post by: Lillian on July 13, 2013, 04:33:38 AM
Tony!!!  I'm so glad I checked in here this morning.  I missed the banana drawing/painting.  Wow, is it realistic!   :clap: :clap: :clap:


Now I see where you were relaxed enough to do your handiwork while your daugher was doing her WORK.
Your hand must have been shaking!  Show us what you did, Cool One.  :2funny:


CONGRATULATIONS !!!  :cheering: :cloud9:


Great to hear all went well with mother and child.  How exciting!!!  :yippee:


Is your daughter rooming with the Princess Kate???   :)


Enjoy your new role as Grandpappy Tony!
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 13, 2013, 04:47:20 AM
 :thankyou:  Val & Lillian!
Lillian, Sue's agreed that buying a walking stick is a great idea!  :yippee:  She said ''it'll be you taking a hike with a Hiking Stick, if you don't behave''!  :knuppel2:   Little does she know a Hiking/walking Stick is just what I wanted! So, she is going to get me one when we go to Chatsworth Country Fair is a few weeks. They have some lovely ones there.
I'm going to get Sue some knitting needles!  :2funny:  But then again, she's already got some! She made me a scarf last year. I hated telling her it too thin! She's well improved now though, since hearing of baby on the way. She's promised to make me another  :1hug: 
Thanks for your messages  :hug:


Oops! I forgot to answer rest of your questions Lillian!
Yeah, I think they want to get one of those coins that Kate & Will will be giving to commemorate births on the same day as theirs!
WORK?! No, no Lilly Babes, it's called female's consequential pain for being pregnant! Men have to endure the pain of going to the pub to notify friends!  ;D
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Post by: Lillian on July 13, 2013, 07:11:36 AM
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Tony, you impish rogue, you!!!   :2funny:    :1hug:    :flowers:




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Post by: Happychappy on July 13, 2013, 07:26:59 AM
[size=-webkit-xxx-large]CONGRATULATIONS [/size]ON EMILY'S BIRTH TONY.  WONDERFUL NEWS!!!  Hope Mom and baby are both fine.   Patricia
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Post by: Val on July 13, 2013, 12:57:19 PM
Men have to endure the pain of going to the pub to notify friends!  ;D

I don't know how you all can stand the pain!  :2funny:   Tread carefully or I'll get Sue to knit you a leash instead of a scarf!  ^-^ Heel Yorkie!  :2funny:
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Post by: Happychappy on July 14, 2013, 03:16:38 PM
Tony, I can't believe that Mom and Baby are at home ALREADY!!!  She is such a cutie pie.  Congratulations again.  Patricia