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Started a peacock...how do I finish?!

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        02-08-2012, 08:35 AM
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    Weanling
    Started a peacock...how do I finish?!

    I can't make up my mind whether to just pencil sketch, or colour pencil him, or have a go at watercolour pencils!
    I kind of want to do him in colour because in the ref pic he's so **** pretty and eye catching! I've just never done anything in colour before...tips/info would be great. Also has anyone used watercolour pencils? How do you use them...
    I had to edit the exposure slightly the bring out the outline more, it's not actually this dark

    EDIT - I just changed the position of one of the "feather eye" things, one on the lower right ones, it's so obviously out of place dunno how I didn't notice it before...
         
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        02-08-2012, 09:30 AM
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    Yearling
    Well, if you have a photo copier, you could have more than one of him and try pencil, colour etc on each one
         
        02-08-2012, 09:35 AM
      #3
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Snizard93    
    Well, if you have a photo copier, you could have more than one of him and try pencil, colour etc on each one
    I don't have a photocopier or any decent paper to print on either :( And I'm quite impatient/get bored easy so don't think I could handle finishing him 3 times!
         
        02-08-2012, 09:39 AM
      #4
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ElaineLighten    
    I don't have a photocopier or any decent paper to print on either :( And I'm quite impatient/get bored easy so don't think I could handle finishing him 3 times!
    Well in that case, I'd go for some sort of colour piece
         
        02-08-2012, 09:55 PM
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    Super Moderator
    This is just PERFECT for watercolor pencils. YOu go girl!
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        02-14-2012, 08:10 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    I just got a book on using Crayola crayons as a serious art medium. I had never used colour successfully in my art before, but I have great results with my trusty box of crayons! Here is the first colour piece I've done using crayons, it didn't scan very well, but I think you can get the picture.



    I guess because it's a medium I'm so familiar with I'm not so intimidated. Besides crayons bring out the inner child and are crazy fun! They are so inexpensive you have to give them a try!
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        02-15-2012, 06:23 AM
      #7
    Weanling
    Thanks guys, I will definitely be doing him in colour!! He deserves it ;)
         
        02-16-2012, 12:12 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    Watercolor pencils are awesome! Basically you color with them where you want them and then use a brush with plain water to turn it into watercolor. It's great for adding/keeping texture and think of it sort of like you're using the pigment block from a palette, except it's in a pencil! And little mess! I'll admit to having trouble with dribbly paints every now and then... lol!

    Fargo, that piece you uploaded is amazing! I LOVE crayons!!!
         
        02-16-2012, 08:51 PM
      #9
    Trained
    I'm excited about seeing this all finished, I've always wanted to try a peacock but I'm too scared! Those feathers are so complicated!!!
    Your outline is stunning, and I'm sure you will do it justice when you fill it with colour :)
         

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