Thursday, April 26, 2007

IF - polar


IF - 4.20.07 - polar

of course there were many things that came to mind w/ the word polar, but the most obvious one to me was that of a polar bear. i've been wanting to try doing something on colored background paper w/ colored pencils -- so this was the perfect chance.

the paper was cheap brown craft paper, so i think i would've been much happier w/ it on better quality paper. i didn't realize that it would be so hard to get the color to show up working on the darker background, either. anyway, next time i'll try something on better paper and when i have more time.

this drawing was done using prang colored pencils in a 8.5 x 11 piece of brown craft paper (feels like paper sack). finished picture was sprayed w/ matte finish sealant to keep it from smearing.

4 Comments:

Blogger Africantapestry said...

Great wotk on your Polar bear..I just have one problem - he doesn't look dangerous at all. On the contrary, he looks very huggable and only THEN will you find out how dangerous he was! I always like brown paper..it gives a rustic and earthy feel to everything, but yes, it is hard to work with white, even on brown paper...it does hepl when there is a but of a tooth/texture. I use the backside of brown paper, it is more rough.
Lovely drawing!
Ronell

Fri Apr 27, 01:18:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what the price on this wonderful drawing? love the brown paper. yes it does look like you could just hug it. mr.w

Fri Apr 27, 04:45:00 PM CDT  
Blogger steve said...

Fine work here Jill--love the look of this.

Fri Apr 27, 09:17:00 PM CDT  
Blogger aPugsLife-laserone said...

Oh I just love this! How beautiful to see a white drawing on natural-colored paper. I just love this one. :)

Sat Apr 28, 02:32:00 AM CDT  

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