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Zach

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Reply #45 on: April 23, 2013, 01:19:25 PM
Looks great Roxy.
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Reply #46 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.
 
 
 
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Reply #47 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:
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Reply #48 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!) 
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Reply #49 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!!   
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Reply #50 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.
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Reply #51 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:
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Reply #52 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.


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Reply #53 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:
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Reply #54 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!! 
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Reply #55 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:
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Reply #56 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 ;)



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Reply #57 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!!
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Reply #58 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 :)


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Reply #59 on: June 02, 2013, 09:19:15 AM
All in all, very expensive pencils, but definitely worth their price :)
        YES!!!!!
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