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just
05-19-2015, 03:05 PM
I have just started. Can you tell what I am drawing yet?

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv54/pawnsouls/artwork/20150519_125529_zpswpcundxn.jpg

just
05-19-2015, 03:06 PM
The photo is upside-down.

just
05-19-2015, 03:12 PM
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv54/pawnsouls/artwork/20150519_125529_zps3wvrfuoj.jpg

Bushcraftonfire
05-19-2015, 04:11 PM
My first guess was a mousetrap.. Until I realized that was your clipboard.. ROTFLOL!

Seriously.. I'm looking at a horse and foal.. or a cow and calf.. Leaning more toward the cow angle :) But then again.. it could be my vivid imagination

D:cool:

TerryCurley
05-19-2015, 04:15 PM
I think a dog. Like a Shepherd with a long nose.

just
05-19-2015, 07:01 PM
I like the horse idea. I am going to double it.

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv54/pawnsouls/artwork/20150519_165155_zpsahdxfnv6.jpg

TerryCurley
05-19-2015, 07:39 PM
I see him now...my bad

chanda95
05-19-2015, 07:42 PM
I am going to love this one. I already know it...and not cause it has a horse in it..though admittedly that's part of the reason. ;-)

just
05-19-2015, 07:46 PM
There are two horses. I am using charcaol. The detail level might not be as high as the messy level.

just
05-19-2015, 07:53 PM
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv54/pawnsouls/artwork/20150519_174708_zps9nq4zskc.jpg

just
05-20-2015, 11:26 AM
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv54/pawnsouls/artwork/20150520_091719_zpssrj4mskk.jpg

Susan Mulno
05-20-2015, 11:35 AM
I am glad you told us this is not a portrait! You mentioned in another post about drawing her children next, I was kind of worried! :)

just
05-20-2015, 05:30 PM
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv54/pawnsouls/artwork/20150520_151900_zpspszgfwea.jpg

just
05-20-2015, 07:11 PM
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv54/pawnsouls/artwork/20150520_165619_zpsmeg7o2yt.jpg

just
05-21-2015, 10:15 AM
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv54/pawnsouls/artwork/20150521_080452_zpsrjymr4we.jpg

Susan Mulno
05-21-2015, 10:35 AM
This is gorgeous!

chanda95
05-21-2015, 10:56 AM
This is gorgeous!

I agree!! I really like this.

just
05-21-2015, 11:02 AM
Thanks both of you. I didn't have the right browns for the second horse, so yesterday I bought the Prismacolor primier 132 color pencil set.

Bushcraftonfire
05-21-2015, 11:46 AM
Nice... you will love the Prismas... I got a large set of their watercolor pencils and They are da bomb

chanda95
05-21-2015, 11:56 AM
Nice... you will love the Prismas... I got a large set of their watercolor pencils and They are da bomb

Love my Prismas! I bought the big set and did a couple pictures with them and then went back to graphite. I need to pull them back out again and try another drawing in color.

Susan Mulno
05-21-2015, 05:30 PM
I must be the odd duck, I don't care for Prismacolor at all. I prefer my Faber-Castell Polychromos.

chanda95
05-22-2015, 10:03 AM
I must be the odd duck, I don't care for Prismacolor at all. I prefer my Faber-Castell Polychromos.

It is definitely a personal preference thing. Your choice of pencils is also very very good.

I have always had really good luck with prismacolor so that is why I stick with them. Prismas are also a bit less expensive than Faber-Castell and for what I do (which is for my own personal work) it isn't that big of a deal that I splurge on the really expensive colored pencils..I think the work I do with it is also just as good as what I could do with the Faber-Castells.

I did a colored pencil drawing a few years back using my prismas and everybody seems to love it. I don't know if it's in my album or not..but I have no complaints with how the pencils did for me nor with the end result. :)

They both have their good and their bad. If I did more professional work I might consider the Faber-Castells as you are correct, they are an excellent pencil as well, but for now I am more than pleased with my prismas.

just
05-22-2015, 10:08 AM
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv54/pawnsouls/artwork/20150522_075940_zpsh7xklwdr.jpg

Susan Mulno
05-22-2015, 12:25 PM
It's cool we all have our preferences, otherwise how would these companies stay in business?

As for price, my New England side won't let me pay full price for the "extras" in life. I saved $80.00 on my set of pencils because the tin had a couple small dents (no harm to the pencils themselves).

chanda95
05-22-2015, 01:22 PM
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv54/pawnsouls/artwork/20150522_075940_zpsh7xklwdr.jpg

This is lovely.

just
05-22-2015, 06:34 PM
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv54/pawnsouls/artwork/20150522_162601_zpsoaqnnzmj.jpg

Susan Mulno
05-22-2015, 06:47 PM
Wow! Nice!

just
05-23-2015, 04:00 PM
How do I smooth out my pencil strokes and blend the colors better. I am drawing on bristol and I an using a smear stick.

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv54/pawnsouls/artwork/20150523_134804-1_zps42simyfp.jpg

just
05-24-2015, 04:11 PM
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv54/pawnsouls/artwork/20150524_140455-1_zpsksmkfqgq.jpg

TerryCurley
05-24-2015, 05:24 PM
Awwww...so sweet! I Love how it is coming out.

chanda95
05-24-2015, 07:44 PM
How do I smooth out my pencil strokes and blend the colors better. I am drawing on bristol and I an using a smear stick.

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv54/pawnsouls/artwork/20150523_134804-1_zps42simyfp.jpg

Do you have a blending pencil? I often use white to help blend. prismas do have a colorless blending pencil..I have had "so so" luck with that but it on bristol it might actually do what it is supposed to. I just found that for my needs the white pencil and the tortillons worked nicely. It was probably my subject matter as well but I was able to get smoother blending doing it that way.

I personally think you are doing a fine job and it's turning out beautifully.

Susan Mulno
05-24-2015, 08:33 PM
I agree it is great just the way it is.
I use blending stumps or burnish with a light color pencil that compliments the color/subject. I have seen tutorials using solvents to burnish but I have never tried it.

Bushcraftonfire
05-24-2015, 09:16 PM
One reason I like using watercolor pencils.. There are a few ways to blend.. Using the pencil itself is easiest. A colorless blender works well as others have said.. But with the watercolor pencils you can do it with water. Something to try (ON ANOTHER PIECE OF PAPER to test and perfect)... Take a QTip.. put a little alcohol in a dish and wet the end of the QTip. Rub it softly over the colors where you want to blend.. it will do a fine job.. and dries quickly

D:cool:

just
05-25-2015, 04:33 PM
Do you have a blending pencil? I often use white to help blend. prismas do have a colorless blending pencil..I have had "so so" luck with that but it on bristol it might actually do what it is supposed to. I just found that for my needs the white pencil and the tortillons worked nicely. It was probably my subject matter as well but I was able to get smoother blending doing it that way.

I personally think you are doing a fine job and it's turning out beautifully.
Is a tortilla the same as a smear stick? I have a colorless blending pencil. I'm going to check out on. I was getting better results using tissues than the smear stick alone. How does using a white pencil work?

just
05-25-2015, 04:49 PM
I agree it is great just the way it is.
I use blending stumps or burnish with a light color pencil that compliments the color/subject. I have seen tutorials using solvents to burnish but I have never tried it.

I have heard of the solvents but I don't want them. I'm not want to use paints and the liquid idea would not be possible for me.

just
05-25-2015, 09:40 PM
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv54/pawnsouls/artwork/20150525_192543-1_zpse4dbvqkd.jpg

Bushcraftonfire
05-25-2015, 10:05 PM
WOW! Whatever you did.. it sure worked out nicely! I love it Bro

D

just
05-25-2015, 10:15 PM
WOW! Whatever you did.. it sure worked out nicely! I love it Bro

D
Thank You.
I think that most of the improvement is due to the lighting. I use natural light. I took this picture at dusk. I have been balancing the colors and smoothing them out. I tried to erase the tip of the nose. I found out about the difficulty of erasing.

Susan Mulno
05-25-2015, 10:20 PM
Beautiful!

just
05-26-2015, 01:59 PM
Finished

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv54/pawnsouls/artwork/20150526_113619-1_zpsnzslgrxg.jpg

Bushcraftonfire
05-26-2015, 02:12 PM
Awesome job Bro... Well done !

D:cool:

Susan Mulno
05-26-2015, 02:21 PM
Awesome job!

TerryCurley
05-26-2015, 05:49 PM
I really like this picture Just. I'm an animal lover and two animals show affection is such a touching picture and it is very well done.

just
05-26-2015, 07:11 PM
Thanks for the compliments. You are a great cheering crowd. It makes me want to start my next drawing immediately.

TerryCurley
05-26-2015, 08:27 PM
I look forward to it.

I always feel like my life is not complete if I don't have a picture I'm working on and a book I am reading.

just
05-26-2015, 08:38 PM
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv54/pawnsouls/artwork/20150526_182106-1_zpszz9eoix2.jpg

Now finally finished

chanda95
05-28-2015, 07:22 AM
This is super nice! I love it! I meant to respond to you but have just been popping in and out and not had tons of time to cruise the site and respond. It doesn't look like you needed anybody's help though. This is wonderful.