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        11-30-2012, 12:56 PM
      #161
    Weanling
    I just stumbled onto this thread after seeing your other thread. I'm glad you tackled it! I remember you saying before that you're not super fond of people portraits. =)
         
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        12-13-2012, 09:57 PM
      #162
    Weanling
    Yeah, human portraits still worry me. Not sure why. I tackled a guinea pig protrait with no problem whatsoever...lol.

    Here are a few 5 x 7" colored pencil portraits I did of some of the school horses at my barn. They were commissioned by one of the moms for her 3 daughters.
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        12-14-2012, 02:37 AM
      #163
    Yearling
    I love the bay
         
        12-14-2012, 03:05 AM
      #164
    Super Moderator
    I don't know how you get those colored pencils to have such density of color.
    Nice work. I lke the gray.
         
        12-15-2012, 01:39 PM
      #165
    Weanling
    Tinyliny, I use prismacolor pencils which are pretty dense and don't break when applied with hard pressure. I just add A LOT of layers, then go over most of the drawing as hard as I can with a lighter pencil to blend everything. Then I go back over the darker areas with a darker pencil. Kinda hard to describe, but it's just a matter of playing around with different layering effects. One thing I have to be careful of is the paper curling up because of all the layers. Thick bristol paper works great, but this colored pastel paper I am using does curl up a little.
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        12-15-2012, 10:26 PM
      #166
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Equusketch    
    tinyliny, I use prismacolor pencils which are pretty dense and don't break when applied with hard pressure. I just add A LOT of layers, then go over most of the drawing as hard as I can with a lighter pencil to blend everything. Then I go back over the darker areas with a darker pencil. Kinda hard to describe, but it's just a matter of playing around with different layering effects. One thing I have to be careful of is the paper curling up because of all the layers. Thick bristol paper works great, but this colored pastel paper I am using does curl up a little.

    If you don't mind my asking... What type of Prismacolor do you use? I recall using Verithin in high school and I hated every moment with them; they chipped and snapped before I even had the pencil sharpened from the broken point...
         
        12-15-2012, 10:52 PM
      #167
    Weanling
    I just use the regualr prismacolor pencils. Verithin pencils are used more for fine detail work. I have a set, but don't really like them because I don't get very rich colors from them.
         
        12-16-2012, 02:49 PM
      #168
    Weanling
    I did this acrylic painting yesterday of my husband's parents' lab Clover as Christmas present. I had painted her portrait several years ago, but really hated how it turned out, so I decided to paint a brand new portrait this year.
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        12-16-2012, 03:15 PM
      #169
    Weanling
    Beautiful!
         
        12-16-2012, 03:20 PM
      #170
    Green Broke
    How blessed your are to have such a talent. I wish you much success & lots of interesting commissions.
         

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