Monday, June 30, 2008

"Hidden Beauty" - colored pencils

Earlier I mentioned, that I would show my cp painting entered in FMP Annual member show. The competition has found its winners. Even I was not among the chosen, I find this piece to be an important step in my journey as an artist.

The painting is on Stonhenge paper, approx. 9 x 13 inches and took more that 40 hours to complete.

Even I am facinated by waterlilly-flowers; while painting this I actually found the most interesting to depict was the large leaves and the look of what is "under the water".

Thursday, June 26, 2008

"Performance of Power" - Male Lion

I've started this drawing in colorpencils on Hahnemühle Nostalgie paper, another cp-artist recommended the paper. At first I found the paper felt quite thin (190 gr). But it turned out to be very fine to work on.
It'll take several layers of cp and is easy to erase with a battery operated eraser. The paper has a light yellow tone compared to many other white papers.

I am drawing the whole lion, size approx. 12 x 17 inches (29,7 x 42 cm). I use FaberCastell Polychromos and Derwent Artist' colorpencils. "Performance of Power" / Male Lion.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Monday, June 02, 2008