Saturday, January 26, 2008

Hot Rocks-Finished!

This is a scan of the final piece...which seems to have better, truer color than my photographic efforts.
This was great fun...the surface a bit challenging....but I'm ready to try a larger piece now. Hot Rocks 5" x 7" Colored Pencil and Neocolor w/s pastels on pastelboard

9 comments:

Fannie said...

Great job, Cindy! What's your next piece?

Beth Macre said...

I really love this piece! Love the blue showing through in spots. The small rocks almost look like they are underwater. I got my neocolors a few days ago, but haven't had time to play with them yet!

Cindy said...

Thank you Fannie! I have two projects that I am starting.

I'm doing a black/white on Black LetraMax. I'm working on the drawing now.

And I'm starting another pastelboard piece (11" x 14") of a colorful corner of a Cabo cafe.

Cindy said...

Hi Beth! Thanks for your comments. I agree about them looking underwater, but I'm not sure if I will "warm" them up yet.

I also got a free sample of Inktense w/c pencils....so I'm going to try them as an underpainting. I have to do an experiment or two and then might use them on a bigger piece.

I think the biggest thing about the Neo's on pastelboard is to not put them on too heavily. You can always rewet and lift color if you get too much. I was too heavy-handed with the orange.

Katherine said...

I enjoyed looking at the effects on the larger image that I got when I clicked on it. That illustrates really well the effect of the Pastelbord surface.

Cindy - would it be possible for could you to review the Black Letramax as a surface when you use it. I know it's a surface you've used before and I could then then link your post into my "Coloured Pencils - Resources for Artists" site (plus the paper/supports one as well) which would help 'spread the word' about this particular surface. I'm sure there's a lot of people who would like to know more about this surface. I don't think I've ever seen it in the UK and I definitely know nothing at all about it!

Cindy said...

I'd be happy to comment on the Letramax. I should be working on a piece in the next week or so.
That's a great idea.
Thanks!

Catherine said...

Beautiful ! Congratulations, I love eveything : the originality of the subject, the colors, the light, the contrasts ...

Gayle Mason said...

I really enjoy seeing how other artists use the neocolors and this piece is really good. I find rocks fascinating so I'll be back for another look.

Cindy said...

Thank you Catherine. I love rocks...they have such personality.

Hi Gayle, thanks for stopping by!
The Neo II's have been a great deal of fun. I've been out to look at your blog...your animals always are so lovely.