Sunday, April 20, 2008

the Corrections on the Princess Portrait


Well here it is after the erasing incident. The pencil did come off pretty easily, especially with scotch tape, but when I placed pencil on top of the area it did give me some trouble. I think erasing at such a late stage always does and I try to just use my kneaded eraser at the beginning stages if needed, but I couldn't see any options with that poofy sleeve except for completely getting rid of it. I would never erase when there are loads of layers on an important area such as the face. You might as well do it over again if you need to mess with those areas. Actually for the most part using sanded papers, you can usually just draw right over layers underneath for minor corrections.
One week until the cruise! I'll be getting my lesson refined this week for the Caribbean Cruise Workshop and printing out pages for the students, so maybe I can pop back in before I leave next Sunday!


11 comments:

Lisa M Griffin said...

absolutely stunning! I am amazed at what you do with your colored pencils and a bit envious of your technique.
Thanks for sharing.

Reflections From Life Art Blog said...

It reads much better Nicole! Great fix. Have fun on your cruise!

Nancy

Michael Finley said...

I like the magic coming off the wand

Katherine Tyrrell said...

It's really great portrait Nicole.

Jen Jahromi said...

Wow. Really lovely. Her sweetly mischeivious look really reminds me of my own princess. You are truly talented.

Anonymous said...

I was just wondering how do you put your drawing down on your pastelboard?

Jen said...

I just wanted to let you know that you've been tagged in a little Meme to write a 6 word memoir that describes who you are. I posted all of the instructions on my blog. Hope you take up the challenge!

~Jen @ Visions & Verses

Jo Castillo said...

Nicole, this is wonderful. The change is well done.

Thanks for sharing your ideas and techniques. :)

Sioux said...

Lovely. What a wonderful change. It's beautiful.

Mary Rogers said...

Gorgeous!!!

Ian Goddard said...

The change works! Magnificent piece! Your blog is a wellspring of artistic inspiration and insights in color penciling.