Red Snake

Red Snake. Coloured pencils on watercolour paper, Ulla Hennig, March 2012

The thing with coloured pencils is that you have to be patient. You have to work very slowly, adding layers on layers, because you haven’t got a palette to mix the colours on. You mix them on the paper. The second important thing I learnt in the meantime is: Keep your pencils always pointed! Only then you can put layers on the paper in a light manner which makes it possible to add one layer after the other.

I definitely have to work on my patience. With pen and pencil I could throw a quick sketch on the paper, and it looked not too bad. With coloured pencils it looks sloppy and bad. So let March be the month of patience!

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About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

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