Sunday, 21 May 2017

Orange Flowers Colored Pencil Drawing

This is one of my current drawings in progress.
Below are a few images of various stages.


This is the first step after sketching the outlines of the flowers

After the center flowers petals got finished with a base layer of colors i moved on the the left and right flowers. 

Here i started to work on the stem of the left flower. This was done by mixing dark red, dark blue and a darker purple to get a nice blend of colors.

Here i  have added more colors to the petals with the next step being the other flower stems and the background. 

I'm currently working on the background. After that i will add another layer of color to petals that need to be more intense and the drawing will be finished!

Keep an eye out for the final update! 

-Stefan



Tuesday, 17 May 2016

New Drawing Progress

Here is an update on my new drawing. It is a challenge to stick to the 12 pencils in the set that i am using. Sometimes i'm tempted to use one of my other sets to get some of the colors that i need. 
However i will resist the urge and keep on going!


Stefan

Saturday, 14 May 2016

New Drawing

This is some work in progress on a new drawing that i'm making. I'm using a set of 12 colors from a sample set that i received to test. It's a bit of a challenge to work with a limited palette of color, but it is slowly getting there and i like the challenge. 


More updates will follow as soon as possible.

Stefan

Saturday, 30 April 2016

ToyColor Watercolor paint

It has been a busy week with a lot of custom orders and work around the house. This left me with little time to update my blog and facebook page.

I received a few boxes of watercolors from ToyColor to try and to give my opinion on them.
I first tried the 24 set of watercolors below



These watercolors are suitable for hobby and school.
Using this set i made the painting below (the painting is entirely made using these watercolors)


It's always a challenge to change from professional grade materials!
Here is what i think about these paints.

Plus points: 
I like the color range, especially the turquoise and flesh color. I used the flesh color on the flowers and mixed with the pink it created a very nice gradient. 

You can make nice pastel shades with them. 

The colors are transparent and you can easily layer colors on top of each other to achieve different tones. 

The pigments are liftable, so if you make a mistake it is easy to fix. 

The box can be folded in half and is practical to carry around.

The plastic cover can be used as a mixing pallet. 

Minus Points:
Some of the colors are not very pigmented( the blue, yellow and orange), but the browns, black and reds seem to have more pigment. Overall the pigment level varies per color. 

The cakes are quite hard and you need to add a lot of water to release the pigment.

They don't really blend with each other when using a wet on wet technique. If you put 2 wet colors next to each other they do not merge. They also seem to stay on top of the paper. 

The sets come only with a flat brush. In my opinion a round brush would also be nice to have (for the painting above i used a Winsor & Newton cotman round synthetic brush as i almost never paint with flat brushes)


Overall its a good school and hobby set, but there is always room for improvement! :)

I'm looking forward to try the pearly/ metallic watercolors. I think those would be really great for crafting, layering and art journaling. 
I will post a review about those soon!

Stefan



Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Celebration Drawing Finished

After being sick and slowly getting back into painting and drawing i finally managed to finish my drawing "Celebration".
The drawings also had to be put aside for a while as i have multiple custom orders open, but i managed to find some time and finish it nonetheless.

The drawing is made with Faber-Castell Polychromos on Fabrianno drawing paper 5.5x8 Inch