It’s been a bit of a while between posting artworks here on the blog. Here is a behind the scenes look at the creation of this contemporary still life artwork – Blue Swirl Pot
If you have been following me for a while you will have no doubt seen this one before, it was created many years ago on paper, I had a great opportunity to create this again with some different techniques and surfaces and at a different size. In this pic you get to see the beginning stages where i have used an underpainting to lay down the foundations and as well as something i always teach in my classes which is working from a black and white photo for getting values in 🙂 which is something i like to do.
This next photo shows how i am layering down the pencils to achieve depth, colour and texture. This one is created on wood panel which is always a little bit of a different surface to work on than paper in terms of layering pencil, but the benefit is that once fixed and protected the artwork is able to be framed without glass unlike regular coloured pencil works.
It’s been a great result for me in terms of testing my processes and working with the techniques that i have been developing over the past few years. I have tried so many different methods in order to try to speed the production of coloured pencil work up and still achieve the lovely effect that comes with this medium. This one is a happy place of both paint and pencils 🙂
Here is the original artwork that I currently sell as prints can you spot the differences?