Designed for a miniature challenge for local artists on Facebook. The only rule was that it couldn't be bigger than 12'x12". This is a triptych of 3-4"x4" drawings, paper mounted to cradle board. Dark grey Canson paper and metallic Prismacolor pencils.
Another view of my latest project. I wanted to show the difference when using solvent with colored pencils.
The solvent I use is "Mona Lisa Odorless Paint Thinner." You still need a good amount of CP pigment on the paper before you can use it. Experiment first on a small area, if you are not sure if the amount of pigment on your paper is enough. The nice thing with solvent is that you can work on top of it either while it's still wet, or after it has dried.
I love succulents, or cacti, because I can kill just about anything else green. There is also a serenity in looking at succulents, maybe it's because they are mostly stationary because there are no leaves to move in a breeze? I don't know, just something that draws me to them. So here is my current WIP...
I am not a person to discuss politics or religion. But something has been weighing me down these last few months. In light of all the hatred and violence, I have become increasingly upset with the current political direction, and the future of humanity.
This drawing came to me one morning shortly after waking and it hasn't left me until completion. It was the sort of thing that I could see very clearly but didn't know were it would take me. Anyway, here it is.
Title: Death of Diversity
Medium: colored pencils and solvent on Canson paper
This was one of those drawings I didn't know I would finish (maybe after several years). But then I decided to play with pan pastels and colored pencils both. I learned a lot, some good, some bad, but best of all.... I LOVE my colored pencils!!! Pastels are ok, occasionally, maybe ;)
So, this is Pansy, 20x24, pan pastels and colored pencils on Canson Mi-Teintes paper, with a tiny amount of gel pen.