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Alan Dixon

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on: November 05, 2015, 05:36:51 PM
This is a erasable coloured pencil drawing of my daughters boxer at the age of two months. Sadly he had to be put down earlier this year at age nine.
I have to say that coloured pencils are much harder to do than standard pencil drawing, but if it works it is very satisfying. I think I will add a bit of background shadowing before putting it away. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated however.
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Reply #1 on: November 05, 2015, 06:04:52 PM
Cute dog, Alan.  Yup, some shading would give it some punch.

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Reply #2 on: November 05, 2015, 07:14:41 PM
Cute pup Alan.  I think you are doing well and yes, coloured pencils are darned difficult and also very hard on the fingers I feel, as you have to use such pressure.  However, beautiful work has been done with them and who comes to mind is Ray, Jill and Lynn's work, there are others too. You should take a look at some of their drawings for they are excellent.


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Reply #3 on: November 05, 2015, 11:38:18 PM
Aw, Bogart is adorable Alan.  :heeha:   Having never done much with colour pencils other than the required geography maps in school,  ;D I can't be much help with technique here. I just think you've done a very good job and I'm bound to say so.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #4 on: November 06, 2015, 05:04:04 PM
well alan a great job on bogart, I too have never worked or tried coloured pencils, this is sooo good  O0
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Reply #5 on: November 06, 2015, 08:11:36 PM
Thank you all for your nice comments.
This drawing is special as it is my daughters dog and he had to be put down several months ago at the age of nine.
Somehow this info was not in the original post even though I remember typing it.
Alan


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Reply #6 on: November 11, 2015, 02:54:08 AM
Alan:  Bogart is really cute.  Just give him some darker shadows. Kathy
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Reply #7 on: November 11, 2015, 03:39:11 PM
That's a cute little doggie looking up at me !!!   :smitten:


Alan, have you tried experimenting with coloured pencil on different other papers? :idea:



This summer, I tried a new kind of coloured pencil, Col-Erase.  I bought them on Amazon.com.


They are inexpensive, water-soluble and erasable.  I love them so far, but haven't had a lot of chance to use them.


Right now, my fingers are in oil paint, up to my elbows sometimes even!   :(


I've tried using these pencils to draw with to start a painting.  The Col-Erase pencil incorporates into the paint.  I want to experiment more with these.
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Reply #8 on: December 13, 2015, 12:08:10 PM
So sorry to hear of Bogart's demise.  :( I so miss the animals I've had in my life.

Now I just have the wild ones that live all around me... and a few curious monkeys! I'm really going to miss them when we leave.