Colored pencil on cotton watercolor paper
Interesting story behind this one. It was 1:30am, and I had spent all night looking for a picture to draw. I'm sitting at the computer listening to a song on Youtube, when suddenly I get the idea to draw the wallpaper from the video. Here is that song: www.youtube.com/watch?v=sppdwO…
The song itself has inspired me artistically, and I wanted to put this inspiration down on paper. The version of that image I used included clouds.
The reference really moved me with its vivid colors, ocean view, and road. I am a sucker for roads - don't know why exactly, but they give me a sense of movement and direction. It was a challenge to do, as this is my first drawing with any substantial palate of color.
Colored pencils were a little trickier to get smooth gradients with than my usual medium of graphite, and getting the colors just right required hours of testing and experimentation on sample paper beforehand.
As I finished this drawing, a cool breeze was blowing through my studio and I almost felt like I was at the ocean
10 x 18"
-Oil and wax colored pencils, Faber-Castell and Prismacolor (white, 20/50/70% cool gray, steel gray, light cobalt turquoise, cobalt green, bluish turquoise, prussian blue, dark indigo, black)
-Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper, hot press extra white
-Yellow acrylic paint
-Tuff Stuff Eraser Stick
-Staedtler Mars Eraser
-Sakura Electric Eraser
Thanks for looking. I hope you enjoyed it!