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All to’e up

Thanks to everyone who posted what you did for your 5k last week!  I am still excited about your stories–it sounded like there was something positive for everyone who gave it a shot.   

 Here is a drawing of my big toe–it got a purple spot on it during a six mile run back in November. It is still growing out and is getting caught on everything now.  All toe up

One of the most valuable lessons I took from art school is doing timed drawings.  This drawing is the first of what will be many 1 and 2 hour drawings.  This one was fairly easy, since it is a pretty monolithic object, so I didn’t have to exercise much thought or effort with it today,  although the colored pencils will take some time to get used to.  Hopefully, I’ll get better at building up color with them.

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One response

  1. Mom

    You can use acrylic (diluted to liquid) as a wash under large areas you don’t want to endlessly add colored pencil to (Don’t get too much paint or the pencil won’t stick) and you can purchase Prismacolor Artsticks for large areas of one color – they’re pastel/crayon like. I wouldn’t buy more than one stick at a time because they’re not real practical for many other uses. Maybe a little box of 12 for general use, but they do help get the color on big areas faster than a pencil. I used the diluted paint, but the piece becomes multi-media at that point. With the sticks it’s still colored pencil. Hope maybe this and the new colorless blender help some. Let me know if you need help with supplies. Oh yeah, Stonehenge paper is really good for colored pencil if you have some. Hot press is smoother and watercolor paper is too rough from my experience. You can really grind the prismacolor pencil onto the paper more than you might think, then rub it smooth with the blender to get more intense color even when not mixing colors. Obviously, I’ve used colored pencil more than paint 🙂 You don’t need to post this – just some possible solutions to your latest post here.

    April 17, 2011 at 8:31 pm

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