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Saturday, November 18, 2006

EDM Apple


This is probably showing up larger than life! It is actually about 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". I was playing around with colored pencils on Colorfix paper (a sanded pastel paper) after seeing Maggie Stiefvater's amazing work in this medium. The whole drawing took 5 minutes or less -- the paper just pulled the color right out of the pencil! It was really like learning colored pencil all over again -- the paper made it a brand new medium! I think I'll grid off this whole sheet and work on all those EDM challenges that I'm behind on...

Note -- I got the paper in a pack from Jerry's Artarama. A full sheet runs about $7 or $8 -- BUT they had warm or cool color sampler packs in quarter sheets for $13!! It was a fun way to try something new. It wouldn't work at all for a sketchbook or journal -- the paper is thick and sanded, but it is a fun surface for colored pencil. I may have to grid off several sheets and do a sheet of veggies ... a sheet of fruits ... a sheet of flowers ... a sheet of leaves ... the list could go on and on! ;-)

And an extra big Happy Blog Birthday to Lin who has drawn every single day for a year. I bow at your feet, oh dedicated one! You are a joy and an inspiration! :-D

14 comments:

Teri C said...

Wow, always something new. Beautiful job. Love visiting here with all your beautiful art!

Christine said...

Great apple Linda, Looks like it's been given a wax & polish. Very tempting!

Lin said...

Linda -- you honor me dear heart ... I humbly THANK YOU for all your constant support and encouragement...!

YOUR APPLE!! WOWZA! That bit of blue at the top -- just makes it say LOOK AT ME!!!! WOWZA! SUPER SUPER JOB!

I never heard of the paper you used -- but whatever you did -- that pencil just GLOWS -- GORGEOUS!

Keep up the good work!!!! Can't wait to see more!

BIG HUGS!

Diahn said...

Wow! How cool! That Colourfix paper makes colored pencils look like pastels! VERY nice little (tiny) sketch, my friend!

And I see you've been to Jerry's without me... :(

janey said...

At first I thought it was pastel. Amazing the effect that paper has on what your drawing. And with that dark grey background it looks as if you drew this on a blackboard. I like it.

Laura said...

Yay! I love your quick and so-lively sketches! And, isn't Lin one of the best souls in all the world?

Jana Bouc said...

Your apple is beautiful. It glows and shines on that dark paper!

caseytoussaint said...

Beautiful - a really successful exploitation of your materials.

Toni said...

The paper sounds interesting.
The apple looks great. i just started playing with pastels so I just might give this a try.

and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

melissa w said...

Wow! I would have guessed oil pastels. Great job!

Joey said...

Ey there! HAPPY THANKSGIVING WEEKEND!!!
My wife and I got a suitcase and shopped for some (cheap) gifts. I wanted to get a tripod but that'll have to wait.... :(

Renate said...

Wow, now that's an gorgeous apple!

Mattias said...

great apple

Joey said...

can't wait for you to weave your christmas magic on paper!!! :)