Saturday, March 12, 2011
Ostrich - WIP01
Here's my first update on this piece, this is just a portion of the drawing. The finish drawing will be 16" x 16". So far I'm using Prismacolor Pencils and Derwent Colorsoft Pencils on UArt. This piece will be done with 100% colored pencils.
I'm also using my Icarus board to help blend the Colored Pencils. For those of you who are not familiar with the Icarus board... it's a heated board that has a cool area and a heated area. You can lay down your the color on the cool side and then move the piece over to the heated side to blend the layers using a stump. Using the Icarus board gives you a feeling of painting rather than drawing. You can also keep the painting in the heated area even while laying down the colored pencil. I really like the way the colorsoft pencils react using the Icarus board. If any of you are interested in learning more about the Icarus board here is the link: http://icarusart.net/. If you have any questions at all let me know.