Thursday, January 28, 2010

First Strokes

I started with very light strokes of a few different colors. Seashell Pink and Deco Pink (Prismacolor) for a first hint of allover color. Since the paper has a lot of yellow, I don't think I will be adding as much yellow tones myself as I normally would. I think in this first shot the only other colors were Terracotta for the dark reds and Buff Titanium, a Luminance pencil that is one of my favorite skin highlight colors. Also Powder Blue and some Cool Greys for the eyes.

A lot more colors are in the mix in the next shot. I primarily use Prismacolor pencils, with a few Derwent Coloursoft and Caran d'ache Luminance pencils here and there. I'll note it when a color is a Colorsoft (CS) or Luminance (L) pencil.

Some of the additional colors in his face are Cream, Light Peach, Blush Pink and Henna; and Pale Brown (CS) and Pale Peach (CS). On the more shadowy side of his face I've used Clay Rose and Grayed Lavender. In his hair I've used, Ivory Oxide (which is pretty much the same as Cream), Ginger Root and Sandbar Brown, also some Pale Brown (CS) and Naples Ochre (L).

The bit of background has just the Cool Gray colors, 90, 70 and 50%.

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