Friday, June 25, 2010

Finally finished!

I finished the Great Dane puppy today at long last. I quite like him. His eyes follow me around the room wherever I go. *smile*

  “Please May I Come up?” (6" x 9")

This piece is my first completed portrait in watercolor pencils. I really like the medium, it makes me feel like I have some control over the paint. I did add one purple shadow on the sheet in actual watercolor paint (I want the full painterly effect of the Carbazole Violet) but other than that, it was all about the pencils. I feel I gave them a good test run with this piece. As I have said before, although I am not a huge fan of Hot Press watercolor paper, it does seem to work well for the precision of the pencils.

Since starting this piece, I’ve gotten some Cretacolor AquaMonolith woodless watercolor pencils. My initial color tests with the Cretacolor pencils show that they blend quite well. Although I wanted to keep this piece as a rather pure test of the Albrecht Durer’s I look forward to adding the Cretacolor to a new piece soon.

I’m considering making this one into a card. Or perhaps it’ll be for sale in my soon-to-be coming e-shop. Either way…I’m pleased with the results of the experiment. Good Dog!


  1. It's beautiful...His expression is so sweet...

  2. Beautiful, Sarah. I love his sweet expression :)

  3. Thanks Anais! I'm really pleased with this one. I'm looking forward to doing more with watercolor pencils, I really like them.