Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Class Drawings on Wood


I have seven students in my morning colored pencil class and here is what we've been working on for the past two weeks. I gave them all 6x8" 7/8"-cradled wood panels from Utrecht as a surface to work with pencil. I let the students transfer the drawing onto the wood rather than have to struggle with trying to draw the intricate patterns. After which we began with some light washes using Derwent Inktense pencils and water. Derwent was very kind to send me a set of 36 Inktense Pencils to try with my students. This establishes a colored ground in order to work with colored pencils on top which can also intensify colors and give a nice base so the wood grain doesn't show through. Next we applied Prismacolor colored pencils starting with the cherries and then working on the background. You can see from the top photo of everyone's work that they work at a different pace. The second photo is the reference photo we worked from and you can also see that each person has their own interpretation of colors.


2 comments:

jyothisethu said...

nice art...
your students are blessed with an instructor like you...
congrats...

Katherine Thomas said...

Thats so interesting, and so beautiful! I would love to be in that group!