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Holding It Together - May 2011
colored pencil on stonehenge paper ~ approx. 5.5"square
I just finished this little colored pencil drawing of one of my Chinese pincushions. I've drawn and/or painted this particular pincushion many times before. Yes, I have several different pincushions (a small collection), but this one, bought 40 years ago, is still my favorite. :o)
The drawing was done using only 3 colors (Red, Yellow & Blue) plus White - no black pencils were involved! The "blacks" you see in this drawing are a mix of only red, blue & yellow.
The colored pencil brands & colors I used on this piece were:
- for the Red - Faber-Castell Polychromos Magenta & Prismacolors Raspberry
- for the Blue - Prismacolors True Blue & Faber-Castell Polychromos Phthalo Blue
- for the Yellow - Prismacolors Canary Yellow & Lemon Yellow; & Faber-Castell Polychromos Cadmium Yellow
- for the White - Prismacolors White (the only white cp I prefer)
A lot of my work with colored pencils is done using only Red, Yellow & Blue + White pencils. I find the limitation of using only 3 colors, (and the blending processs), fascinating and extremely satisfying; a great learning experience. Here are links to other drawings I've posted on the blog, done in the same manner : Red, Yellow & Blue - Rood, Geel & Blauw and Pretty Peony .