Sunday, January 9, 2011

More Bradley

"Bradley" Stage 4

"Bradley" continues today. At this point the color is beginning to overtake the under painting. What a relief! For a moment I had my doubts as to whether the non-waxy Polychromos pencils would do the job. I had to control myself and not reach for my usual Prismacolors.

Learning new techniques (like learning anything) takes courage and the willingness to make mistakes. When trying out something new, I always have to discipline myself to stay out of my comfort zone. Not always easy!


  1. Bradley is gorgeous. Reminds me of our scruffy Australian Terrier. Love reading about the process too - the choice of pencils and paper etc - because long ago I used to do colour pencil portraits too. Keep up the great work!