New artwork in the Fantasy folder: “Celtic Horse”. This is drawn with Conté à Paris pastel pencils on Ampersand pastelbord, 11″ x 14″. Basically drawn just for fun. I chose to use a a limited color palette, a blue monochrome color scheme. I layered different shades of blue and blended the edges together. I wanted the colors to blend together to give it a soft, dreamlike effect.
My newest drawing in my gallery is “Fire Wolf”. It is drawn with Prismacolor colored pencils on black Strathmore paper, 9″ x 12″. It is a portrait of a wolf half lit by firelight and half lit by moonlight. It is a redraw of an older piece that was drawn in 2005, which I liked but needed an update with technique as well as anatomy and proportion.
I started a new drawing today. It is a running wolf, drawn in a tribal style. It is based on a few of my older works. It will be drawn on black paper with colored pencils, and I have not decided the colors yet.
My painted turtle drawing is done.
This drawing is available as a print in my store, and is also present in my DeviantArt Gallery. It is available on various merchandise in my online stores: in Society6, Redbubble, CafePress, Zazzle and FineArtAmerica. If you would like to see this image on a specific product that it is not currently on, please E-mail Me and let me know!
Continued work in progress on the Painted Turtle. I finished the rock, which looks like a trippy tie dye thing! I am pleased with the way it turned out. I will start work on the water and reflections, and finish the background. I have to extend the body just a bit so it does not look like he is floating above the rock. I have learned a lot about image processing scanning the progress. The more white is in an image, the more the colors will be off. Once I start filling up the background, the colors scan or photograph more true to life. The large area of white throws off the white balance and makes some colors darker than they should be, and others washed out. I have learned how to correct it somewhat in Paint Shop but it still does not look like the actual in person drawing.
Made more progress on my Painted Turtle drawing. I finished the shell today, and so the turtle itself is complete. I have to add a background, and the rock and water as well as the reflection in the water. One thing I have discovered about the Prismacolor neon colored pencils is that they are -very- waxy, and do not blend well, especially the orange one. However, they colors are great. Hopefully, once I fill the rest of the paper with color, it will scan nicer.