Red tailed Hawk coloured Pencil Picture

red tailed hawk lq

Today I finished off a picture I started on Saturday evening.  It’s my first picture with my new pencils.  I got the reference photo off of Morguefile.

I really am happy with how the pencils worked and how they blended and layered well and hope it’s the start of even better work to come.   The background is especially something that I like how it turned out.

Equipment used

  • Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils from the set of 24 I brought –  These are really great from what I can see.
  • Luminance pencils from Caran D’ache from the set of 20 – as I’d already heard, the white is pretty great,  also really liked the other colours I tried out.
  • Gamsol for blending – obviously keeping the container I put it into closed when not in use and being mindful to keep this away from the cats.  This worked really well for blending, and didn’t take me too long to get used to how it works.
  • The paper I used was Derwent watercolour paper – A5 – 140lbs – this let me do quite a few layers and generally seemed to work quite nicely, didn’t buckle at all when the blender was applied.
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