Monday, 22 August 2016

All set up.


Here is my desk. All set up with my sets of watercolour pencils.

I have been studying some coloured pencil techniques on youtube and to get some practice in I thought I would try my hand at an animal portrait and took a look on google images and decided on a Jack Russell.

This is the first time I have attempted an animal portrait but I am quite pleased how it turned out.

I used a water brush to activate the first layer of watercolour pencil then left subsequent layers dry and used a 5B pencil and a paper stump to shade the body.

I hope to keep improving my shading skills with more practice but I have already picked up a lot of tips from watching some very talented coloured pencil artists on-line.



  1. OMG!!!! He's ADORABLE!!! I can't believe this is your first attempt. You're pulling our collective legs..... ♥♥♥♥♥

  2. Stunning, absolutely wonderful!! Such a good job, amazing on your first try!!Looks like the new pencils are very inspiring!! What is the name of the first set of pencils...I can't pick it up?

  3. He's adorable - you look like you've been drawing animals for years, I can't believe this is your first attempt!! I love his expression - I'm sure he's asking for a walk!