Has been a while since my last post (a year at least!) and that was because I was planning how to organize this site and doing other time consuming things as well..
So, the next post I was planning was about my Prismacolor 132 color set that had arrived (yaay \o/)! Then, this post will be about the prismacolor colored pencil, and the first drawing I did with them last year.
This is my first set of some kind of professional colored pencils. I discovered these pencils several years ago and always wondered how they work. A couple of years ago, I gained a 12 set that I used just a few times, because I was focusing on learning digital art (digital painting and vetorials). But after that I started a drawing course to learn some tradicional techniques and became more and more curious about colored pencils (and watercolor)). So, I searched about them, and, well.. got very exited about it.
I needed to import it because it’s a little hard to find it here in Brazil, and when I do, it’s extremely expensive! I bought this one from e-bay for almost half the price (including the taxes) I would pay if I had bought in some brazilian online store.
I don’t have much experience with these pencils, and little experience with colored pencil in general, but I decided to buy this large set (132 colors) for many reasons. First, if I was going to import, might as well pick a large set, so I’ll not have to worry about doing this again for some time. If I run out of some color, I can always find a replacement among the others, and later on just order a new one on an international store. Second, to make sure that I will find the color I want (and that I will find the color that I need for some tutorial). I knooow that a real artist is supposed to make anything with the materials he has available, BUT having all these colors could be a way for me to judge my skills in many ways (and I’m not a real artist, I must say! XD).
After some tests, I made a drawing of “Iemanjá” (a goddess of candomblé religion, called “orixás”) in my way.
Below, just some step by step shots of the drawing progress!
Finished and framed:
Soon I’ll make some post about colored pencils!