Saturday, June 5, 2010

Commission - Coco Ch marblanc Heavens Chanel

Coco Ch Marblanc Heavens Chanel
8x10 inch
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.

7 comments:

Dors said...

This is so beautiful. I am sure your client will be so thrilled.
I have not use the support before.

Great job. It looks so soft. love it.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you Dors - I would like to make the ears a little more free - not so neat, but I will wait to hear what the customer thinks :)

AutumnLeaves said...

I absolutely love the darker background. It highlights the use of white so beautifully, Karen. I hope to see more of the colored backgrounds too! Gorgeous piece and I know you will have a most happy client!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you Sherry - it does make a nice change working on a darker background :)

Jade Erin Scarlett said...

Gorgeous!

DEB said...

Wonderful!!! Simply wonderful Karen!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you for all your wonderful comments Deb - much appreciated!!! :)