Sunday, May 11, 2008
Fun with a Prismcolor Pencil
Yesterdays post was a drawing done in graphite and rubbed with my fingers to get some nice gray tone effects. Highlights were picked out with a kneaded erasure. I was asked by Gary if the same effect could be done with color pencils. I haven't tried before so the idea got my interest. So thanks to Gary, here ya go. Now for the details. This was difficult to do. Most of my color pencils were too hard and did not smear. I switched to Primacolor Soft Lead pencils and I did get it to blend but I did have to use a paper towel. The pencils are too waxy and don't break down the same as graphite. I also had to use a piece of bristol board as opposed to my sketchbook in order to have more texture on the paper. Lifting out color was more difficult as well. The erasure would take up either too little or too much. There wasn't much in between. I think using pastels would be the medium to do this sort of effect in color. Still, I like trying new approaches to creating art and it was a good experience. Thanks for the suggestion Gary!