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Heroine study


Study for the heroine of one of my forthcoming paintings. I love using Prismacolor black colored pencil for my sketches because it doesn’t smudge as I work, and I can make the values super dark. Using colored pencil is unforgiving though because it doesn’t erase like pencil, it only slightly lightens. Once a line is drawn, it’s not leaving. I make a very light regular pencil sketch first/underneath for composition and then I just go for it! I’m liking where this imagery is going, but I’m not yet satisfied with the transition to the faceted part of the crustal growth. And still working on the refractions in the crystal structure.

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PRISMACOLOR PENCIL ON PAPER
12” x 9”
2020