Wednesday, April 4, 2012

New Work In Progress, Color Pencil Tip of the Week and Resource of the Week

Hi Everyone,
My computer died last week, so I wasn't able to post on my blog any updates. Presently, using my husband's laptop til I can get a new laptop. Fortunately, I had most of my important files all backed up on my external hard drive, but I really miss my computer as it had all my photo shop programs and web site developing programs. And I miss my Firefox. I donot like IE but must live with it til I get my own computer.
Anyways, starting this week I will be sharing color pencil tips and if you head over to my facebook page you can participate in a free Easter Giveaway

New Work In Progress
A new Easter piece. I am working on the background right now and I am not sure on the title yet. I am hoping to get it done by Sunday, if time allows. The medium is color pencil.

Color Pencil Tip of the Week

Some of you may be familiar with Ester Roi's Icarus Board  It's a great product or tool for using with color pencils, crayons, oil pastels or encaustics. Well, since my budget is limited I have invented my own homemade icarus board by using my lap easel, heating pad and plastic sheet board that use to be on an old lighttable of mine. I can set the temperature to either low, medium or high. It is a great way to blend and melt the colors together creating vibrant colors. As you can see, in the above work in process, using this tool, I was able to take an eraser over the colors creating some interesting textures and effects in the clouds. So if you can't afford an Icarus Board, I urge you to try and come up with a homemade board and explore and experiment, it is so much fun.

Resource of the Week

A great color pencil study excercise. Be sure and check out her other color pencil excercises.

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter Weekend!

Take Care!
Carol Moore  

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