Coloured Pencil Works

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  1. Brandyb

    Brandyb New Member

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    Hi Guys,
    Just wanted to share some coloured pencil work with you.
    The first is from a few years ago, but is probably my most favorite piece (and she's my little baby - LOL)
    The second is my other dog, completed a few weeks ago, and this picture was for my hubby.
    Thanks for looking!

    Brandy
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    Whisper Kaleidoscopic Eye

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    Oh, wow, those are brilliant! I love the expression and almost tangible character on the first one-it's adorable, and wrinkles and lines are superb in the second one. It has great expression as well!
     
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    WOW... those are great. I like to draw but I don't think mine look that good. LOL
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    your comp on the first one is just a delight, right down to the tags..very very nice indeed as well as your second. I haven't done colour pencil in so long i don't know if i would remember how. Great work!
     
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    Oh wow your work is gorgeous!
     
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    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    They are soo beautiful!! You're amazing with colored pencils!! :D
     
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    Snark Mutts to you

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    Wonderful! (Had to wait to get to work to see them - darned slow dial-up at home!)
     
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    Beautiful. I could just fall into the eyes on both portraits.
     
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    Thank you so much everyone for your kind words!! I really appriciate it!!
    This is such a fun medium to work with, and I'm pleased that they have been turning out for me - although I am having a hard time with certain colours breaking all the time - LOL.
    Thanks again!!!!! :)
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    have u tried derwents?
     
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    Smkie,
    I use Prismacolour pencil crayons. I have never tried Derwents? Are they a harder lead? Or just more durable? I find because the prismas are soft, they tend to crumble or break upon sharpening. Not sure if the sharpener is part of the problem, but I don't have any issues with my 6B or 8B pencils.
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    I like derwents because they have a creamy texture and blend imo far better then the ones you use. THey also have a water soluable pencil which is a delight to use. My daughter took my box of derwents to school when she was in jr high without my permission losing about half one way or the other. I was so ticked for they were about a dollar or so a piece back then, but well worth the money.
     
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    Oh man, I think I would be ticked too!
    I found the Derwents at the art store that I frequent. A set of 72 is $99. The current set of prismacolours I have now (72) is $71.
    Perhaps, when this prismacolour set is done, I will invest in the derwents. They have a set of 12 for $18, so I may try them in the mean time.
    I do like the prismas, its just the breaking part that I hate - LOL.
    Thanks for the recommendation Smkie!
     

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