Coloured pencil on Matte Board
I have never done a coloured pencil portrait on Matte board before, but this particular client requested a coloured pencil portrait on a darker background, so I thought I would try this surface for a change. I must say I found it a pleasure to work with - sturdy, and fairly smooth and accepts the pencil very well. The downside is that it doesn't seem to accept a lot of layers, but I applied fixative towards the end and was able to add some lighter highlights to the portrait. There was very little fading of the white on application of the fixative, so I was pretty happy, and would definitely use this surface again. I would really like to try a coloured pencil portrait of a person on the matte board, as I feel it would be easier to achieve lovely smooth skin tones on this surface as compared to the drafting film.