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Title: Stones: a drawing
Post by: craftewoman on August 09, 2019 06:19:45 PM
I've completed another challenge drawing for Colored Pencil Magazine. This was a lesson in patience and concentration. The smooth stones were relatively easy, but the stones with facets and striations were more difficult to pick out and keep track of.
Reference Photo is by Sally Robertson, copyright free
Drawing is Prismacolor Premier colored pencil with odorless mineral spirits and gel pen on mixed media paper
Finished piece is 5" x 9"




Title: Re: Stones: a drawing
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 09, 2019 06:46:18 PM
HOW ARE THESE NOT ACTUAL ROCKS?!


Title: Re: Stones: a drawing
Post by: edelC on August 10, 2019 02:01:51 AM
This is amazing..I love it.


Title: Re: Stones: a drawing
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 10, 2019 07:48:35 AM
Beautifully done!


Title: Re: Stones: a drawing
Post by: kartiana on August 10, 2019 09:27:28 AM
Ack! You tricked me again! lol  :D I was wondering what someone made with a collection of pretty rocks only to find another stunning piece of art! Wow!


Title: Re: Stones: a drawing
Post by: craftewoman on August 10, 2019 12:44:03 PM
I really should include the pencils in the pic, but I scanned this for my challenge entry and didn't feel like taking another pic. But, it is full. To see that they look so real that I'm fooling people.


Title: Re: Stones: a drawing
Post by: Abbeeroad on August 12, 2019 07:34:03 AM
Holy realistic, craftewoman!! Amazing.


Title: Re: Stones: a drawing
Post by: gozer on August 12, 2019 09:50:22 AM
This is so beautiful! Love your style. How long did this take you?


Title: Re: Stones: a drawing
Post by: kwality570 on August 12, 2019 12:40:27 PM
I am in absolute awe of your skills. This is absolutely gorgeous.


Title: Re: Stones: a drawing
Post by: alteredmommy on August 12, 2019 12:50:07 PM
HOW ARE THESE NOT ACTUAL ROCKS?!

my thoughts exactly!  wonderful piece, how long have you been working with coloured pencils-your skills are  amazing!


Title: Re: Stones: a drawing
Post by: craftewoman on August 13, 2019 08:28:36 AM
How long did this take to draw?
 I didn't time it. But each rock took about 30 minutes to an hour to complete.

How long have I been working with colored pencil?
I was introduced to the medium as a serious art tool in the early 90's. Then I had 5 babies, raised one of them to adulthood, and picked them up again and started learning how to manipulate the medium by using additional tools and methods. Picked them up seriously in April, of this year. Still learning.

Thank you for all of your kind words.


Title: Re: Stones: a drawing
Post by: kittykill on August 14, 2019 02:20:15 PM
Wow! I thought these were real when I looked at the thumbnail. Amazing work!