Continuing my explorations coloring on tan and gray paper (thanks to the spark initiated by Marty Deckel and Jenny Peruzzi's Tints on Tan Winter Magic kit):
This picture combines a variety of different techniques, pen, ink, gray markers, burnishing, colored pencil and even graphite pencil. In the center, a blue gem (learn more about how to draw gems here).
Here is the line-art, before shading and coloring:
Lately I'm enjoying creating the look of gold -- WITHOUT the use of metallic pens. Here are some studies I did before drawing this one:
The gold really seems to pop when done on gray paper!
Here is the final picture again:
Tangles: Narwal, IX and Gems. The picture measures 4x4 inches, really tiny!
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