Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lord of the Manor

Lord of the Manor

6x8 inches

Coloured pencil on Pastelmat

This was just a little experiment to see how the coloured pencils go on the Pastelmat. I have used pastels a few times on this surface and have to say it is my absolute favourite surface for pastels. But generally, I favour coloured pencils over pastels because of the lack of dust, and so wanted to try them out. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. It was possible to get quite good detail, despite the fine texture of the surface, and was also possible to get lots of layers of pencils which is something new to me, after working on the drafting film so much. My brother took the reference photo of this gorgeous kitty on his iphone at a friend's house and as soon as I saw it, I fell in love, begging him to email me a copy. It looks to me like it is probably a Maine Coon - truly beautiful cats!!!


Anonymous said...

This is beautiful Karen,lovely soft fur and a super looking cat...yep it does look like a maine coon.

Artoholic said...

WOW! What a great result Karen - I'd love to see more of this. Yes, I would have thought Maine Coon (aren't they the size of tigers?)

I remember first hearing of them and wanting one, until I found out they cost more than a human kidney...

Could you hear me squeal today? I had a fella physio today and HE WAS BRUTAL!

Julia Ruffles | wildlife artist said...

Very pretty little tinker! Lovely mini Karen :) Jules

Unknown said...

Thanks heaps Vic - aren't they gorgeous, an absolute joy to draw thats for sure!!! :)

I had no idea they were so expensive Cindy - they really are stunning cats! You poor bugger - was he cute at least, so as to make it partly worth while?!!!

Thank you so much Jules - I'm tempted to try more minis on this paper now - it was such a joy to work with :))

Barbara A. Freeman said...

What a beauty this one is!! Really like the way you've done this. Doesn't even look like colored pencil!
Thanks for sharing all your ways of working. It's so fun to see what you will come up with next! Always a success no mater which medium you work with!

Unknown said...

LOL Barbara. I really wish sometimes that I could just settle on one medium, but then I get bored and love trying out new things. My favourite is still the pencil on drafting film, but I think the pencils on Pastelmat come a close second :)