Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Colored pencil is for crazies

When you think of colored pencil, you think of childhood, right? Coloring books...scribbling with heavy colorful, beautiful marks.
"Real" colored pencil drawings are a bitch.  The only way to describe it.  Only the mentally insane would attempt a full size, fully rendered colored pencil drawing.  There's so much carefully coloring smooth, light layers of colors everywhere, it's ridiculous... although, I have to admit, it turns out looking pretty badass if done correctly.

Examples of amazingly done colored peices done this way:

Just...what the hell.

Here's the one I did in figure drawing class
This is a wip, I have next class to arduously darken it.
I was only supposed to use 2 colors, blue and bright orange.  So why doesn't it look that blue or orange?  The idea is to blend the two colors perfectly in infinate layers to create darkness in hue.  (ie, blue and orange are complimentary colors, so mix them and it will theoretically create the perfect grey.
In this case, we were supposed to make very dark hues by only doing this process of alternating light colors in layers. layer after layer until it develops into a black hole

Haha yeah

btw here are some gestures for the hell of it.

Done in pastel pencil

My drawing teacher wants about seven or so drawing pieces to get into the student art show... which means I have to take a million hours to matt them not to mention buying massive amounts of mount board. -sigh- Ah well I have contest money to spend at the school store, anyway ;)

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