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Surreal Lesson with Powder Blender: A bee in space

A surreal bee in space, or maybe this is where all the bees have gone. So long and thanks for all the flowers. I had an idea of Earth with a bee harvesting from it. I’m not sure this reflects the exact idea I had in my head but I think it comes close. I … Continue reading Surreal Lesson with Powder Blender: A bee in space

Art Lesson with Powder Blender: A Balkan Anemone

A Balkan anemone worked up in colored pencil with powder blender. This brilliantly blue Balkan anemone really stands out on the dark background. Once again I worked this piece up using the powder blender from Brush and Pencil. I used the UArt 400 this time to test out the various grades of paper to see … Continue reading Art Lesson with Powder Blender: A Balkan Anemone

Surreal Lesson with Powder Blender: A clownfish in a waterlily

A surreal clownfish on a waterlily worked in colored pencil with powder blender on sanded paper. This is my first time working with Brush and Pencil’s powder blender. I’ve seen some great works created with it, and what really appealed to me was the faster working times. I have very little time to work on … Continue reading Surreal Lesson with Powder Blender: A clownfish in a waterlily

Art Lesson in Colored Pencils: A serrano pepper

Working on a ripe red serrano pepper I love spicy things, and the look of this serrano pepper was perfect. The delicately curled pepper and a little bright spot of green stem were perfect. Watch the time lapse or skip down for more. Why a Pepper? I love the pop of red and green together … Continue reading Art Lesson in Colored Pencils: A serrano pepper

Art Lesson in Colored Pencil: An orange tulip

Working on a color saturated orange and yellow tulip in colored pencil. This tulip, held in an inverted position was a unique perspective and one I wanted to work on. I loved the colors and the angle. I also was able to finally get my colors and contrast a little darker, more to my liking. … Continue reading Art Lesson in Colored Pencil: An orange tulip