Saturday, May 8, 2021

Fern Hill and New Colored Pencil Wildlife Work In Progress Portrait

 A glorious morning out around Fern Hill this morning. It's a short hike, but I love all the wildflowers, native plants, birds, and wildlife that are at this little sanctuary.

The flowers are starting to bloom. Wild Rose, Valerian, Chokecherry, Pacific Ninebark, Dogwood, Wild Rhododendron, Bluebonnet, and Western Wallflower are just to name a few.

It was awesome watching these two mallards. It was almost like they were putting on a show for me.

Swallows hanging out at home.

A multi-family of  Canadian Geese.

Canadian Goose posing.

My site is down temporarily. I have moved it from the Arvixe hosting to I hope to have it up soon. So, I will be sharing my current work-in-progress on my blog.  It has been nearly 2 years since I have picked up colored pencils. I hope I can remember how to use this very versatile medium. I just started working on this commission of a Mountain Goat this week. Stock photo reference is by Pixabay.
The piece is in colored pencil on Strathmore Artagain paper. I am starting off first with a complementary grisaille technique using a terracotta  Prismacolor Verithin. I got this idea from artist Carrie Lewis' article on  How to Draw a Complementary Grisaille

Hope you all have a blessed week!

Happy Creating!