Sunday, January 27, 2013

On My Worktable Today


Currently I have two projects on my worktable.   I have been working on this lion for a couple of weeks.  He is drawn with Derwent Graphic Pencils on Strathmore Bristol Board.  He has taken so long because I've had other responsibilities that have kept me from working on him as steadily as I'd like.   He and I have to share stolen moments.  : )  I think that just makes our relationship stronger.  I know that sounds a little funny.  But I do feel I know an animal after I've finished studying every nook and cranny of their face and looked deeply into their eyes.  I do feel this particular lion and I are special friends now.   He still needs a few hours of work to be finished.   When he is complete, I'll also share with you the incredible site where I found the photograph.  I do have permission from the photographer to use his work as my model.  It is always better to work from a live subject rather than a photograph.  But I have the hardest time getting those lions to climb the stairs to my studio and lie down so I can draw them!!

The other project I've been working on is this workshop example for using Zest-It solvent with colored pencils.  I have used Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils on Strathmore Bristol Board paper.  I will be recording that workshop this week and offering it soon through my online teaching site, CreativePencils.  We are longing for Spring in my part of the world.  These tulips seem a bright promise that there will be color outside my window once again soon.  This will be a fun workshop for those that like to play with colors to create the shading and play of light on a subject.  If you would like to learn more about working with colored pencils, you will love this opportunity.   **More on the workshop in a few days. 



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11 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Yikes, you are the second blog where I see REAL ART in motion here....I am humbled! Oh Elizabeth, your work truly is fantastic! Anita

Amy said...

Your work is ever so amazing!
The Lion is magnificent,what a wonderful subject. Even if you can't get him in the studio!
Hugs

Beth said...

Your art is fantastic, Elizabeth! Wow! What a talent you are.

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

I love the Lion - he looks so peaceful! Your art is beautiful!

Jan ♥

Gio said...

Love your draw, is amazing. And I love your words.

I have to say it's one of my wildest dream to have a lion in my house, ok just a dream. For now I have only one little cat , but with my imagination...:-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh sweet Elizabeth, thank you for your visit and kind words...my art is like a fourth grader's compared to yours!!!!!!!!!!!!

Much love, Anita

Lorraine said...

I'll look forward to reading more about this workshop. Am also looking forward to "spring" and garden colours. It is rather drab currently.

Magdalena said...

I adore your paintings, I#m really impressed.
Magdalena

Betty the Wood Fairy said...

Visiting from Grow Your Blog - you have some lovely, pretty work here and I have really enjoyed visiting. Betty

Lesa said...

Hello Elizabeth! You are the winner of the purse on my blog, Percolating Today, for the Grow Your Blog giveaway. If you would like to email my address which is listed on my home page, telling me your address, I'll be happy to send the purse to you next week. Thanks so much for leaving a comment. And I love, love, love your art!

Bears with a HEART said...

These two projects are lovely.

And I understand what you mean ....
your saying about the lion ....... I have the same feeling while designing a Bear.

kind regards from YokkoBears

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