Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A View In Color

Remember the pen and ink commission I posted a while back? It was originally done just in ink, but after consulting with the client, they decided that they preferred some color (this is for a gift and is a special place to the recipients, so they wanted to make sure it really resonates with them.)

Here is the final pen and ink:

Today, I added the colored pencil. Here is the final result:

I think it turned out beautifully! I particularly like the way the water turned out. It really makes it the focal point of the drawing.

I used my favorite Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and layered five different colors for the water: cobalt turquoise, dark thalo green, cobalt green, ultramarine, and navy for the darkest area near the horizon.

Greens used included chrome oxide green, pine green and earth green yellowish.

Have you had any holiday commissions to complete? How are they coming along?


NatashaMay said...

Gorgeous illustration! Love the colored version. :)

Linda said...

this is such a beautiful illustration- and the colors of the water-sublime!!

Sarah Evans said...

This is a really lovely illustration - you have a real talent.

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Molly said...

This is stunning. I love how you captured the view from the room. And you're right.... The water looks amazing!

Carol Creech said...

Thank you so much! I like the colored version, too. :)

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