Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow
This is my latest colored pencil drawing, a commission for a birthday present.

I used Prismacolors for the whole picture.  The background was done with true blue, dark green, and yellow ochre that I made into a powder with sandpaper.  I used a circular motion with a cotton cosmetic pad to spread the colored pencil powder.

I burnished the tree swallow and tree limb with a colored pencil blender but left the background unburnished.