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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, January 24, 2009

This is a commission piece I just finished for a fellow teacher at the alternative school. It is 11" X 13" and is done in Prismacolor colored pencils on illustration board. The camera did not seem to pick up the mid-tones of the shading and also the browns are lost for some reason. This is not a good representation of the drawing. Well, at least I have a copy, bad or not:) Unfortunately, I am going to have to think about not doing these detailed drawings so much in the future - my hands are so painful when holding the pencils - dang the arthritis! :( As they say - getting old is not for cowards!!!

3 comments:

Vicki Greene said...

I am sorry that it is painful for you to work with the colored pencils because you do such a wonderful job. Beautiful picture.

RHCarpenter said...

Barb, I'm giving you an A++ for this because of the reference photo you had to use and the light, beautiful colors you achieved in the portrait! Well done!

Barbara Sailor said...

Thanks Vicki and Rhonda! If I had my way, I wouldn't do commissions - I just want to do my thing! :)