Monday, January 18, 2010

Celebrating the New Year

I'm celebrating the New Year by challenging myself to work toward several goals: lose weight, master the color pencil, and enter more exhibitions. This image is Prismacolor, and I usually only work in color pencil monochromatically. It's in its very beginning stage. I want to push myself to learn how to use the medium with full color. I've even joined Colored Pencil Society of America! I've used a reference photo for this image that I took at the last PAWS Mardi Gras Pet Parade. I loved the relationship between the bulldog & his happy owner.

4 comments:

Mônica said...

It already looks beautiful, Linda! I know you said it's still in the beginning stages, but I love illustrations that have a sort of "unfinished" look. The colors look wonderful!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh my goodness how beautiful! I love what you did with pencils! I used to work in pencils and I just started playing around with them again. I love the texture on this. It's really very beautiful!

pat said...

Looks like you've got a good start.
I hope you post stages along the way. I've never had much luck with colored pencil...I don't really understand the layering technique. Can't wait to see the finished piece.

lakhsmita indira said...

cool Linda, makes me want to try it also!!!