I have found my medium, definitely. Late at night, after watching a tv show I grab my coloured pencils and begin to draw. And suddenly it’s almost midnight (which is very late for me). I sit at the breakfast table, sipping my mug of tea, and I grab my colour pencils and begin to draw. And then I look at my watch and I notice that I should have left my flat 10 minutes ago.
Or I catch myself at work thinking about the next pencils to buy. Or looking for nice papers online to paint and draw on. Strange, isn’t it?
Did this out of my imagination. Of course there are no blue snakes (at least not that I know of any of them), so it is more a fantasy drawing. But I liked the various shades of blue on the orange-brown-yellow-reddish rock.
This time I used rougher paper. It is similar to watercolour paper. For the first time I used the white pencil for blending. I created the whole piece on the paper, and chose the single pencils quite accidentally.
I am still working on this flying pelican. I hope I will get it finished this week.
As you can see I began to work on the pelican. Coloured pencils take their time, so it is just the very beginning. I will post the various stages of the drawing here on this blog.
My next coloured pencils drawing will be a flying pelican. In order to get the colours right I thought it might be sensible to do some colour studies – especially in order to get the proper values. As everybody knows, pelicans are pink, but when I took a closer look at the reference photo I noticed that a lot of other colours were in it, too.
There is a bit of difference between the colours on the paper (it is sketchpad paper, 115 g on the square meter) and the colours here on the scanned image. They look a bit more intensive and stronger here on the screen.