I am still at the cabin with limited art supplies so needed to be creative in my interpretation of the 4th of July and placemat challenge. As the title suggests, I am using light as a symbol of our freedom declared on July 4th. This idea came to me as I wondered through the placement Pinterest site as my eyes kept gravitating toward the many candles used for table decorations. One picture in particular caught my attention: http://pinterest.com/pin/311522499202435467/ A table lit by candlelight.
Clored pencil drawings with Prismacolo pencils are super labor intensive so I drew most of the night. This particular drawing was done following a lesson from "Painting Light with Colored Pencil" by Cecile Baird. To achieve the rich colors and luminessence I applied 16 layers of various colors interspersed with layers of burnishing. Hope you enjoyed viewing my creation!
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015 GMT Views: 1777
Registered: February 15, 2005 Location: Big Island of Hawaii Posts: 638
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 @ 9:49 AM
Absolutely beautiful and a labor of love!! Wow!! While I do not draw, I do understand all the layering as my Dad is an amazing artist! Good for you with your limited supplies (though not talent) making such a lovely! Mahalo for sharing!