Prismacolor colored pencils on blue pastel paper.
9″ x 12 ”
Process & Inspiration:
Nothing in particular inspired this drawing; I simply wanted to play around with my colored pencils.
I did experiment with techniques, however. I chose to use pastel paper because I liked the shade of blue that it was and I thought it would create a good base for the drawing, especially to help contrast the white in the water. The rough texture of the paper meant in order to fill it in with color, however, I had to layer the colored pencil quite a lot—which I think was beneficial. Layering lighter colors on top of darker colors actually causes the colors to blend, which I used quite a bit with drawing the water.
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