I had the bright idea to do some gummy bears, and decided on 3 red ones. I picked through the bag trying to find ones that actually had features and looked like something other than blobs, but really, they were all pretty blob-like. Also, these were extra small, which I don't think helped.
I took some reference photos and was all excited to try to capture them in colored pencil. But for whatever reason - distraction, lack of focus, starting with the wrong color - or some combination of all three, this is where I've ended up. The one on the right is burnished to death and can't possibly take any more pencil.
I wanted to get that beautiful translucent light that makes them look like what they are, but I juuuust missed it. Then I got kind of mad and just started 'coloring' aimlessly, hoping I'd hit it right by accident, but of course just got further off the mark.
So I will probably try these again, in a different 'pose', and see what happens. It was fun to try these, and although I'm bummed that this one didn't work out, I learned what I did wrong, and will hopefully get it right next time.