Saturday, September 06, 2008

Tabby study

Tabby study
Coloured pencil 9 x12
copyright Jeanette Jobson

I started doodling a cat early this morning on some toned paper and kept elaborating on it, so here is the current version. Its in its early stages and I'm just starting to build up some layers of fun and create values.

Although coloured pencils are one of my favourite mediums, I haven't used them for awhile and didn't realize how much I missed them until I had them in my hand again. I used Prismacolor pencils for this piece but may try some Derwent Coloursofts on another image later. I use them interchangeably, but do find the Coloursofts creamier, however I seem to always revert to the Prismacolors. I'm a creature of habit perhaps.

3 comments:

"JeanneG" said...

I find I always go back to my Derwent watercolor pencils (dry). I tend to like a dryer pencil and not so creamy. My perfect one would be the Verithins but they don't cover very fast and they use up faster I think. I haven't found anywhere that I can buy as open stock. I bought the Derwent Colorsofts and have only used one rarely for a certain color.

Gayle Mason said...

Lovely Jeanette, I like the effect of the toned support.

Jeanette said...

Funny, I haven't tried the Veritins yet. I always think they'd be too hard and I like a waxier pencil. Perhaps I'll have to try some one of these days.

Thanks Gayle. After my 'warm up' on this, I may start the drawing on drafting film as I haven't used that support for a long time.