Monday, October 25, 2010

Getting ready for Halloween: "Gourd on High" - colored pencil with ink drawing.

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The days are drawing (pun intended) closer to my favorite yearly celebration, Halloween ...








drawing copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
Gourd on High
7"h X 5"w - approx. size
colored pencil with pen & ink.

Soooooo, I'll be posting some drawings and paintings I've done of gourds & pumpkins. Some old, some new, none borrowed, or blue.  :o) ... but all drawn from life.

For this piece I used :
» Prismacolors, Faber-Castell Polychromos, Lyra Rembrandts, Talens Van Gogh and Bruynzeel Full Colors (discontinued brand) - all regular colored pencils.
» Pentel Color-brush (black only) ... sort of a pen, sort of a brush.
» Arches watercolor paper, satin grain (very smooth, much like a vellum surface)
» Solvent: Prismacolor Colorless Blender Marker (not the pencil) - used in some areas after many, many layers of color had been applied.

Though Halloween is not at all a Dutch celebration, in my house it is!

photo copyright J. Nijholt-Strong

We're a proud multi-cultural family ... and me being American, I do by best to enjoy a little "Halloweeny" spirit in my house in Holland. ;o)
tot ziens,
Judy
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