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'Harry'A Work in ProgressCopyright Laura Hardie 2009
I love this. What brand of color pencil are you using?
Lovely to see Harry coming along. As we have a black Labrador I can appreciate how much work goes into a black coat! (Loved the last work also). Lesley
gorgeous as usual :) the eyes look so life like
Thank you all for your comments - they are much appreciated:)Rulan, in answer to your question I am using mainly FC Polychromos pencils with a few Derwent Coloursofft and Caran d'Ache Luminance.
Hi Laura. I live in New Zealand and haven't even heard of FC Polychromos or Caran d'Ache Luminance pencils. When I work in color, I use mostly Schwan Stabilo and sometime Rexel Derwent. I live 40 minutes drive away from the nearest art shop and don't have a car, but next time I get to the city I'll go and see if they have the ones you mentioned. I love the way Harry is looking. Beautiful work.
Hi LauraLovely work as ever. I was interested to hear which pencils you're using as, from memory, you used to be a huge fan of Derwent Artists I think? Is your pencil choice just for this portrait or are these the ones you now prefer?
Hi Rulan, I buy mine online at Artifolk (www.artifolk.co.uk) - might be something to consider if your art shop doesn't stock them:)
Hi Sue and thank you:) Your completely correct in that I am a huge Derwent Artist fan but saying this, I have noticed I am using the FC Polychromos more and more and really like them - they are slightly softer than the Derwent Artists. They have a great range of greys (both warm and cold) so when I am working on a black dog I usually turn to them. I also prefer the Polychromos black to any other brand.That's an interesting question as to whether I prefer them to Derwent Artist as I would probably rate them the same. I like the fact the Polychromos are oil based too as their is no chance of wax bloom:)
Laura, thanks for the link. It could come in handy if I can't find that brand here.
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