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So I'm working on my second CP piece & I"m still learning the hard way about colour pencils...

Just wondering what type of technique people like to use when working with cp... Do you burnish?  (or in laymens terms "press really hard"!) If so do you use a colourless blender or white pencil?  Do you just use the pencil that makes the right colour, without any layering?    Do you not like to burnish at all & just leave white spaces?  Do you use smooth or vellum paper?

Hmmmmm......  Got any CP tips or tricks?  - well send some my way!!
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Welcome to my page!

If you would like to support my art please head over to Facebook here:… & click "like"! :D

A little bit about me……

I have been back drawing for about a year now after a 15 year or so lapse.
When I was a kid I used to draw illustrations out of books & comic strips. Then it was people - photos of celebrities in magazines etc. (showing my age here – well before you could scour Google images!)
I must say even though I loved it always thought this was pretty weird & not particularly creative - drawing is pretty antisocial, so I just kind of grew out of it in my late teens.

Over the years I did the odd sketch – but I thought you had to do still lifes to call yourself an artist & I could never get terribly excited about bowls of fruit. I always had it in the back of my head that I wanted to start drawing again – but it has nagged at me more & more over the last couple of years.

Discovering DeviantArt was just the best thing ever! – I mean I had seriously thought I was the only person in the world who liked drawing people from photographs (pretty odd right?)
I remember frantically clicking images in DA in open-mouthed awe wondering why the hell I ever stopped doing this? - it’s been this wonderful kind of validation that I’m not totally nuts after all! - Love this place!

I have two crazy boys aged 2 & 4, so drawing time is a little short - after they go to bed at night for an hour or two. I'm aiming for a pic a week. :thumbsup:

PS. I only tend to favourite or comment on things in my own genre – not because I don’t appreciate other styles of art like digital or whatever, some of them are just wonderful – it’s just because I don’t really understand what it takes to make a great picture in these mediums - so I don’t feel qualified to give any feedback.

A huuuuuge thank you to everyone who comments on or faves my work, I do try to reply to everyone – but sometimes they just slip through the cracks. It has been the most inspiring thing ever – to have someone say they like your work, especially since its’ not the kind of thing you show around down at the playgroup.

UPDATE: Ok I have given up on thanking for faves altogether - too time consuming thats the end of that!

BTW - I am available for commissions - just note me for details
Cheers to all!

ETSY -……

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LateStarter63 Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the 'Watch'.
MrEyeCandy66 Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dreerose Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ObeseQueen Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Fellow fan of John Cusack? Come check out my post about the best John Cusack films and see if you agree!
dreerose Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
stephan80 Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for adding my Drawing to your Collection! Glad you like it! :)
lemgras330 Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:happybounce: Dree!!!! :tighthug:
Starfighterace-421 Aug 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for the fave :)
Thanks for the fav!

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