Monday, July 20, 2009

#3 in the Mixed Media Drawings

This is #3 in a series of mixed media drawings that I have completed. It is 18"x24". First I draw in pencil and then I ink the drawing with an extra fine point permanent marker, then I erase the whole thing and color in the parts that I want to be in color using Prisma Pencils. I like leaving the "Hair" in black and white with all of the embellishments in color. The drawings usual take be about 3 to 4 days. I started this one while we were in Santa Fe, NM. Then the inking takes about 8 to 10 hours. After inking I erase the entire drawing to remove the pencil marks, I don't like for the pencil marks to interfer with the Prisma Colors...because it tends to make the colors blurry or darker. Taking this one to be framed and am starting #4...It seems I am on a drawing "kick" never know how long it (the "kick" lol) will last...but I have a lot of fun while it does last...:)


Laura said...

That is a simply (though I'm sure not simple to do) WONDERFUL piece of art! I LOVE it! I hope this "kick" lasts a little longer so I can see more!

Mar said...

these are ALL wonderful! i went back through and found where they were..2 have been busy...! it has been awhile since i have visited!

Laura Kay said...

wow...what a steady hand you must have...this is so detailed & so beautiful!

Val Foster said...

Wow Linda, did you draw this whole thing? AMAZING!!! I'm so impressed. It is stunning. Kudos to you dear.

I'm sorry I haven't been by your blog in a while. Life happens, you know? I'm sure you do.

I love this new work you're doing, so keep it up. As for me, I can't draw to save my life.

Dawn said...

This is so fabulous mommy dearest - what a lot of work! love it xxxx