Saturday, August 28, 2010

Habanero done

This is finished. I'm happy with how the color finally turned out. Like I said in the last post, I had taken it as far as it could go with the Lyras, and they just weren't doing it. So I got out the Polychromos and voila, instant success.

(** ha ha, I misspelled Polychromos in the pic above -
they are not Polycr - homos. Gay pencils? Well why not.)

They're both oil based pencils, and worked well together. I now know that the Lyras are good for a very soft look, whereas the Polys can do it all. If anyone has any thoughts on the Lyras they'd like to share, I'd love to hear them.

This is for sale, sold if anyone's interested. And I will be doing prints.
I need to have a good sampling of small food still lifes done for a little show coming up in October. I also have to go back to being a children's book illustrator for a while. This should an interesting couple of months!


Jeanette said...

Wow, that's quite a difference in colour intensity with the polys isn't it?

I haven't used either brand of cp only Prisma and Coloursoft so far, but I can imagine that oil based pencils would have a smoother application, which it looks like here.

This is a lovely piece.

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