Thursday, December 03, 2009
Rocky the Puppy
This is my second experiment using different media on the TerraSkin paper. This sketch is the start of a puppy using coloured pencils - Derwent Coloursoft in this case. I suppose I should really use the same subject for each test, but that never appeals much so I'm varying them. After all, its about the paper's reaction to media, not subject or colour values.
So what's the verdict? The pencils apply smoothly to the surface of the paper and I'm using a light pressure to avoid applying too much pigment to the surface and overloading it. I think that TerraSkin acts similarly to drafting film but with a bit more tooth to it but opaque, not translucent. I will still be careful in what colours I apply and how they are applied, as I know I can easily reach saturation point without achieve the depth that I want.
As with drafting film, you can erase coloured pencil down to the white again on this paper without damaging the surface - always a bonus in cp work!