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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Creative Pencils - Online Drawing Lessons