Title: River Pebbles, No. 6
- Size: 5" x 5"
- Medium: Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil (Verithin and Softcore), Caran d'Ache Luminance Colored Pencil, Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils
- Miscellaneous: Tortillions and Prismacolor Colorless Blender
- Surface: Art Spectrum Colourfix Supertooth Board
- Technique: Icarus Drawing Board
- Mounted on a 5" x 5" Ampersand Claybord with 2" cradle.
- To see how I mount and varnish my artwork, please refer to my post on Glassless Framing.
In preparation for the upcoming Laguna Beach Festival of Arts I've been working on small and large pieces concurrently and I haven't had the time to scan and put together the step-by-steps and videos. However I've been jotting down all the interesting technical aspects that I encountered so that I won't forget to share them with you when time permits.
In this particular piece I struggled a bit with the surface. Colourfix Supertooth is very rough and, although it's well suited for rocks and pebbles, it might be an overkill. The bigger issue with Colourfix paper is that the texture is inconsistent, sometimes it's toothier than others and I don't like surprises.
Priming my own paper gives me much more control over the final results. It's very easy to do it and also less expensive than buying already-made Colourfix paper.