Working On Colored Pencil Drawings
Working on a colored pencil drawing can be quite stimulating for creativity. Taking pictures during the drawing process is one way to document how a drawing evolves from start to finish. Sometimes an unfinished sketch can even be the inspiration for a card or even a design drawn on a t-shirt. A few months ago I used my unfinished giraffe sketch to design t-shirts and hats, so you never know what you can do with those half-way completed sketches. Taking pictures during the sketching process helps you learn new things about your drawing, and to see what effects you might want to create the next time around. All you need to document your drawing is a pencil and some paper, and of course a camera! If you are just learning how to draw, then you can always purchase or check out books from the library that will give you more confidence with your drawing technique.
I like to work on a sketch until I get it just right. Over the years I have learned to never throw away your artwork, and it is okay to keep sketching on one composition until you are satisfied with it. This sketch is my nephew by large boulders out at The Pinnacles, which are these amazing rock formations up in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Sketching is another way to create artwork for your cards. Your own drawings can be used for Christmas cards, which is what I do each year. Documenting the progress of a sketch is also helpful because sometimes the unfinished sketch can be enhanced with photo editing software, and used for a card.
Pencils and colored pencils are the only supplies you truly need to get started with sketching. Let your creativity flow as you explore the world via your sketch book.
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