Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Chiaroscuro in Color

I was hesitant about coloring this piece, but then I figured, "why not?"  I'm glad I did!

Fixative may be my colored pencils' new best friend. It makes the black stay put while you add color on top! I had to order some online, but I was impatient and curious of what would happen if I didn't use it... so I colored half of it before the fixative arrived in the mail. It smeared a bit. I definitely didn't want to color the skin before fixing the black! (No specks and smears on the skin, please!) Working with fixative was very effective in keeping it all clean. A new item in the tool box, yessir!

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