Friday, February 8, 2008

Big Ol' Tomater-WIP

Another colored pencil piece on 5" x 7" pastel board. It's looking pretty ugly right now, but I promise it will pull together. Once I photograph this with the colored pencil added it will look completely different.

I'm trying different products than I usually use. The underpainting is as far as I have progressed, and is done with a mix of NeoColor II watersoluble crayons, and Inktense watersoluble ink pencils. I find that the Inktense are easily sharpened and you can get into some smaller spaces.

The photo resource I am using is from Stock Xchng taken by Mehmet Goren. I have been using it for a class exercise.


Step 3. The shadows of the stem of the tomato have been underpainted with Bark and Fuschia Inktense. Highlights have been added with White Neocolors.

Step 2. The shadows of the tomato have been underpainted with Leaf Green Inktense, and Green Neocolor.

Step 1. The background has been underpainted with Black, Blue and a bit of Purple Neocolors.

4 comments:

Fannie said...

Hi, Cindy. Great WIP. What color pastelboard are you using?

Cindy said...

Thanks Fannie, I use the tan colored board. I've only seen the tan and grey. In the WIP, Step 1....the tomato is bare board.

Jeanette said...

I really like this so far Cindy. The colours are beautiful.

Cindy said...

Thanks Jeanette!