I found this nice tutorial,
I wanted to share it with you,
and I plan to try this myself.
I find all of Gary Green's demos (he has several) very useful ,
& hopefully you will too !
It was time for me to buy a new box of Prismacolor Colored Pencils,
of course, you bet, I bought the largest set of 150 colors.
It arrived in a new styled box,
now in a cardboard easel type, instead of the tin.
And something else new, they all came sharpened,
and all put in color order too (that's a change).
Oh, and with 18 new colors !!!
The 18 New Colors:
1011 Deco Yellow
118 Cadmium Orange Hue
122 Permanent Red
1014 Deco Pink
1013 Deco Peach
132 Dioxazine Purple Hue
208 Indanthrone Blue
133 Cobalt Blue Hue
103 Cerulean Blue
105 Cobalt Turquoise
289 Grey Green Light
120 Sap Green Light
109 Prussian Green
1035 Neon Yellow
1036 Neon Orange
1038 Neon Pink
Also, here is a link
for a fun color pencil contest;
I love Prismacolor Pencils !!!
|Ms. Bella kitty resting on my new pencils!|
In honor of my new box set,
Here is Gary Greene:
Colored Pencil Demo | An Orchid by Gary Greene
In this demonstration, layering, solvents and burnishing are used to explore the beauty of an orchid close up. The orchid’s center is underpainted with light yellow hues to prevent them from mixing with increasingly stronger colors overlaid on top. The grainy band of magenta pollen across the center of the white petal is layered and dabbed with solvent, and the upper magenta petals are burnished. There’s a little something here for everyone!
Layer the darker yellow areas in the center of the orchid with Spanish orange, and the lighter area with sunburst yellow Underpaint the Yellow Center
Lightly layer the center with magenta and Spanish orange, then blend them together with a dry cotton swab
Apply Bestine with a small brush using light, long strokes to the magenta/Spanish orange areas in the center until thoroughly blended. Do not mix with lighter yellow areas. Dab Bestine on the magenta areas with a small brush, then layer magenta spots. Re-layer the magenta/Spanish orange areas with magenta, and re-apply Bestine with a small brush. Burnish the magenta/Spanish orange areas with Spanish orange, the lighter yellow areas with canary yellow. Then burnish all but the magenta areas with a colorless blender pencil.
Layer variegations on the lower petals with magenta.
Complete the Lower Petals
Draw the thin cast shadows on the orchid’s left side with cool gray 20% and on the right side with cool gray 50% and 20%. Layer the variegations on the upper white petals with raspberry and magenta. Then dab with Bestine, using a medium round brush. Layer the darkest values of the white pistil with French gray 30%. Then burnish with French gray 10%. Layer the white pistil area with French gray 10% and cream. Then burnish with white. Layer the darkest values and shadows of the upper petals with Tuscan red, the midvalues with raspberry and crimson red, and the lightest values with magenta and process red.
Burnish the upper petals with white, except for the darkest values. Burnish the Upper Petals
Layer the right and left upper petals with Tuscan red (darkest areas only), raspberry, magenta and crimson red. Then layer the center upper petal with raspberry, magenta and crimson red. Burnish with a colorless blender pencil until the entire paper surface is covered.
Layer the dark background areas with indigo blue and Tuscan red. Then burnish with warm gray 90%.
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Gary Greene has been working as a full-time artist since 1967. Colored pencil has been his artistic passion since 1983. He’s a pioneer in the use of water-soluble colored pencils as a mainline fine art medium and has developed or refined new techniques for colored pencil. Visit his website, www.ggart.biz.
The material in this article has been excerpted and adapted from his latest book, The Ultimate Guide to Colored Pencilwww.northlightshop.com to learn about his books and video workshops.