Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Harry

Back to my colour pencils though not a lot of colours to be seen in my next portrait – lots of greys and black are the main ones being used here.

'Harry'
A Work in Progress
Copyright Laura Hardie 2009

10 comments:

Rulan said...

I love this. What brand of color pencil are you using?

Lesley Ann Hartman said...

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

Jennifer Rose said...

gorgeous as usual :) the eyes look so life like

arcobaleno said...

...wonderful...wonderful....wonderful!!!!!

Laura said...

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.

Rulan said...

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.

sue said...

Hi Laura
Lovely 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?

Laura said...

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:)

Laura said...

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:)

Rulan said...

Laura, thanks for the link. It could come in handy if I can't find that brand here.