I don't know if I mentioned that I recently bought myself a set of 72 Prismacolor colored pencils. I've only worked with student grade pencils and watercolor pencils but I wanted to try the wax based pencils of a professional grade.
I did a landscape sketch out of my head and transfered it to colored pencil paper.
When selecting colors for a landscape you need to have choices in greens and blues. I did a lot of layering to get variety in the trees and grasses and it was then that I realized that the 72 colors I had were not that many more than a box of 64 crayons!
Here is my picture:
My favorite part of this is the trees in the distance. This is actually where I started:
I am actually very pleased with the reflection as well. I struggle with representing water but this time it turned out really well.
The whole drawing had a lot of tooth to it so I used aPrismacolor colorless blender on the whole thing. It improved it a lot.
I may still do some refinement on this to bring in more contrast since it is a little flat.