Bowled Over

Iona F (S4, OLSP) shows off her pencil skills in a quick colour/tone study. Although there are small issues with the shape of the bowl, this goes completely unnoticed as the layers added onto the apple and the vivid colours of the kiwi fruit dominate the piece. Iona uses her pencil control to her advantage, she is able to work lightly and carefully, building up layers of colours to create a fine textured surface. A beautiful drawing… Nice work Iona.

If you are interested in achieving the same result:

Draw lightly (start the guide lines with colouring pencils (a light orange or blue works well), don’t mix normal grey pencils with colour).

Always use three pencils (harmonising colours e.g. red, orange, yellow) at once, chop and change, mixing the colours together to build up the surface.

Coverage is important, try to hide visible paper for a better result.

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