jlsweeting
Project

First try with flower

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I had fun but I am not happy with the end result and plan on trying again. Maybe I pressed too hard or something because I can't seem to lighten the color and it feels too dark. I could darken the dark parts but I want a flower that looks yellow, not orange. Also, I got oily patches around some of the petals where I wasn't careful with the mineral oil. I am getting a copic blender marker tomorrow so I will wait for that before starting my next one too. Is the piece for sale? No

You Can Make This

jlsweeting made First try with flower with:

Colored Pencil Essentials

Online Class

Colored Pencil Essentials

with Susan Rubin

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Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I had fun but I am not happy with the end result and plan on trying again. Maybe I pressed too hard or something because I can't seem to lighten the color and it feels too dark. I could darken the dark parts but I want a flower that looks yellow, not orange. Also, I got oily patches around some of the petals where I wasn't careful with the mineral oil. I am getting a copic blender marker tomorrow so I will wait for that before starting my next one too. Is the piece for sale? No

Q&A with jlsweeting

Susan Rubin asked:
You did a great job with this! I really appreciate your analysis that you'd like to preserve a few more light areas. Here's something to try: save the blending until you are really satisfied with your range of values, even leaving a few white sparkles in the highlights. Can't wait to see the next one!
jlsweeting answered:
Thank you! Do you have trouble with the mineral oil staining the picture or are you just careful not to go outside the pedals when you blend with it? I figured it was clear and didn't consider the fact that it is "oil" and could leave residue.
Susan Rubin asked:
Apply the oil with a barely damp tool and stay a bit back from the edges. Like everything, it takes a little experimentation to get it just right.
jlsweeting answered:
Thank you ma'am! :)