Wednesday, July 16, 2008

1st Attempt at Colored Pencil


1st Colored Pencil, originally uploaded by quinacridonered.

I did this a few weeks ago. It's from "Drawing and Painting With Colored Pencils" by Kristy Ann Kutch. I'm not overly thrilled with my attempt, so I haven't tried to do another yet ( if you have her book, you'll know what I mean *G*).

I just ordered some CD's from Cathy "Kate" Johnson that I'm very excited about. Watercolor Pencil Workshop, and Ink and Wash Workshop. They're actually an early Christmas present from my mom. Ain't moms great?!

26 comments:

Spinneretta said...

I think it is very good:)

Mouse Prints said...

Deb I think it looks really good. I too am working on colored pencil more and trying to retrain myself with shading techniques. Keep up the good work I look forward to seeing more.

Stephanie said...

It's a nice drawing. I think what is missing is some contrast between the leaves and the pear? I like your highlight though really well done.

PamYla said...

Oh this is just beautiful! Very rich in color and fullness...and Yes what an awesome Christmas gift..as the saying goes, "Christmas in July"..thanks for y our answer with the security key thingy, I will try to search for it

Margaret Ann said...

Wow! Wonderful highlights and rich color! WooHoo! :)

kazumiwannabe said...

I agree! Love the high colors and light, very nice!

Gillian said...

Nice job, Deb. You've captured the sheen so well. I love using colour pencils - I hope you continue to explore them. x

Matt and Gina said...

This is great, I love the texture you achieved with the pencil.

Lin said...

WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The colors are so fall like!!!

MaryO said...

I like it very much. It's well drawn and rich with color. Your next effort will be even better!

Teri C said...

It's a great first attempt! You have a great color and a strong color.

I was here yesterday but my dial-up knocked me out but I wanted to say you have those onion shapes perfectly!

Alan said...

Nice pencil work. I do a lot of my work in color pencil.

PamYla said...

I found the answer Deb! Zone Alarm was the culprit!

Sandy said...

Wow, first attempt??? I can't wait to see the next one!

Karen said...

Nice sheen on that!

Ann said...

Very nicely done!

SCquiltaddict said...

oh goodness this is just FABULOUS...what terrific colors...LOVEEE it...

SideShowMom said...

Very nice!! Great color and coverage for a first attempt!!

Deb said...

I cannot thank you all enough for stopping by and commenting!!! You're a wonderful group of artists!

Thanks bunches!

purplepaint said...

This is really good! Would love to see more. Marva

Karen Faulkner said...

Hi Deb, I found your blog through your comment on Christy's. Do you mind if I add your link to my list of favorites on my blog?
http://karenfaulknerart.blogspot.com/

Desiree said...

I think you have dcne a wonderful job, keep it up, they take some getting used to.

Andres said...

Splendid! Are you sure you're not pulling our leg about being new at it? :o)

Don McNulty said...

An awfully good first attempt.

Lisalou said...

Really lovely, Deb. Generally, I am not excited by the look of colored pencil but I like yours alot!
Lisa

Deb said...

Thanks again everyone! Honestly Andres, I'm not pulling any legs. :-)