Topic: Online Class
The Colored Pencil Class lesson done today is with powdered color.
In order to get the powdered color the pencil is scribbled over the inside of a fine-weave tea strainer. This scrapes off the color from the lead in very fine colored dust. The color is then spread onto the paper with a cotton ball.
Multiple colors can be blended and the color can be erased away if you have too heavy of application.
My homework piece is a full sheet in my sketchbook - a field of wildflowers.
On this piece the cloudy sky and the basecoat for the field were done with the powdered color technique.
Direct application of colored pencils was used for the trees, grasses and flowers.
I used the information from the class on using lighter and duller colors in the distance and brighter colors in the foreground.
I wish I had used a duller color for the trees as they seem to stand out too much.