I've been kind of under the weather, so this was done with a bit of a headache and not my usual energy.
This is a sweet onion ciabatta roll. What a thing to choose to draw when not full speed. Its like a little square pillow with tons of texture and little bits of onion poking through here and there.
"Sweet Onion Ciabatta Roll" 6 x 6 inches on LeCarte sanded paper
I decided to give the new Luminance pencils a spin and see what they can do. And have to say that now I like them much better than I did when I first uncorked them. This piece was done on LeCarte sanded paper, so the 'scratchy' issue I had with the Luminance before was a moot point here. If they were being scratchy, I didn't notice.
I didn't know how I wanted to approach this piece: whether to do a tight fussy rendering, or a more impressionistic thing with it. (Actually, my first idea was to do watercolors, but I didn't have the energy to mix paint today, so defaulted to the pencils.)
It started one way, then kind of gradually worked its way into a very 'from the gut', non analytical kind of drawing. I just grabbed pencils like I do when I'm doing a pastel drawing, picking intuitively, and not by looking at the swatch chart and making intelligent 'thinky' color choices.
Even though the roll is 'bread colors', I of course saw a lot more in there and that gave me an excuse to use every color in the box. The Luminance have some neat colors, Violet Grey and Olive Brown being two of my favorites so far.
But I have to say I did notice a lack of just nice 'browns'. If you're going to do something landscapey with them, or chocolate, I wouldn't think they'd be a good choice. Just saying.
Otherwise, they've redeemed themselves.