Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Garlic Scapes - ink and colored pencil
For the colored pencil, I used Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils, layering permanent green olive (9201-167) first on the stems, then adding pine green (9201-267), darkening the edges for some form/shadow. I used a light wash of earth green yellowish (9201-168) on the bulbs and some on the stems as well in the lighter areas. Finally, I added some chrome green opaque (9201-174) to darken the stems (they are kind of darker/duller in real life) and then burnished with ivory (9201-103) over the whole thing to blend everything together and dull some of the brighter areas. I think it turned out pretty well and it's fun to finally see it in color!