Tuesday, September 23, 2008

5 Lemons in a Row

5 Lemons
6" x 18"
Continuing my granite series! I really like how the black and white top with the black background allows the subject to pop. I've gotten some interest in how I do the granite in these, so I stopped and photographed between steps. I think they are self explanatory, but if you have any questions, let me know. You can click the images to enlarge them.

the name of the pencil didn't get in this photo. Its Persian Grey.


Gayle Mason said...

Excellent demo Nicole, I had been wondering how you did it.

The Golden Frog said...

Hi Nicole,
I need some advice, I have found some colorfix paper here in South Africa (can't find the pastel board) and started doing a still life with my poly chromos pencils problem is it rubs off very easily (like pastel) is there any advice you can give me, I have other pencils, Caran d'ache (Pablo) and Derwent Artists. Another thing do you work from photographs you take yourself or from life?

Thank you,

Nicole Caulfield said...

Glad you enjoyed it Gyale! wave!

Kim - ahhh I know just what you mean. I use my Polychromos on Fisher 400 paper (another sanded surface from England) and the Polychromos are also unstable on that surface. I, however, don't mind, and take advantage of being able to blend with my finger (yikes) which you can't do with the more stable pencils on the sanded surface. So I guess I don't have advice on that - just yep, yep that happens. If you don't like that property, I would suggest switching to another brand, but I haven't used either Pablos or Derwent Artists. I could suggest Prismacolor, Derwent Coloursofts, or Caran D'Ache Luminance as all brands that will not smear on sanded paper.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, I've also been smudging but I guess the reason I don't like it much is because I can't build up the color but I'll definitely try a different brand to see if that works. All the best! Kim