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Reply #15 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:
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Reply #16 on: March 10, 2013, 10:07:46 AM
Fabulous! How many hours did it take you to produce this gorgeous thing!
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Reply #17 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.


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Reply #18 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!
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Reply #19 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.


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Reply #20 on: March 11, 2013, 05:08:34 AM
This is awesome :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #21 on: March 11, 2013, 12:00:53 PM
brilliant  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #22 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?
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Reply #23 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.


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Reply #24 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
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Reply #25 on: March 14, 2013, 12:38:04 PM
can't see the cobra, but the spitfire painting is excellent


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Reply #26 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!!
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Reply #27 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:
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Reply #28 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.


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Reply #29 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:
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