Coloured pencil life drawing

Two girls in green and pink

Two girls in green and pink

Medium: Green and pink coloured pencil.

Creation time: Five minutes each.

I've never really tried life drawing with coloured pencils before. I have always thought the slight waxy texture of coloured pencil lead would be hard to work with, but I was surprised by how nice it felt! The colours look beautiful and they add an extra dimension to the drawing when you overlay poses in different colours. I like it so much that I'm going to try this again next week. :)

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Three men in red pencil

Three men in red pencil

Medium: Red pencil on art paper.

Creation time: 5 minutes each.

I was experimenting with a red pencil in these drawings. It's actually a big thick lead that you use in an automatic (clickable) pencil but I didn't have the pencil part. I just drew with the piece of lead by itself and I think it works better. You can get a lot more variety with your drawing strokes, even nice tonal ones by using the lead on it's side. you could never do that if it was held in a pencil. I think you can get these refills in different colours so I will try to find some.

In these drawings I made an effort to include as much anatomy as I could in the limited time available. There are some nice muscle shapes around the arms.

Standing man in brown

Standing man in brown

Medium: Brown Progresso on art paper.

Creation time: 20 minutes.

Not a great drawing. I drew this after a long break and it took me a long time to get back to my usual standard. Also see the same pose in Graphite pencil.

Sai in coloured pencil

Sai in coloured pencil

Medium: coloured pencils on brown paper.

This is a coloured pencil drawing of my good friend Sai. We spent an afternoon together painting and drawing and came up with lots of nice art. It was great fun!! =)