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Courtyard (colored Pencils) by zoee7 Courtyard (colored Pencils) by zoee7
I loved drawing this picture. I liked the challenge of how to do the floor.
First, it's all brick, then you have the light from the windows and the light from the roof. I lost count of how many times i thought that i was done with it then decided to erase something.
Have you ever had one of those moments where you just can't seem to get some thing on your drawing right and you try and try, and then suddenly you look at it and think "I really like that" but have absolutely no idea how you did it? Thats how the floor was for me.
Looking at it now I think, now why couldn't I have just thought of that in the first place, but when you are looking at it as just a sketch, and have no idea what it looks like at night, little things like where the lights on the floor go, is kind of a big deal.
Anyways, enough of my rambling. This picture only took me a month to draw. It's done with prisma colored pencils and some black ink and white gel pen.
I hope it looks alright on everyone's computers, it looks fine on mine, but I also think the pictures do the real drawing justice.
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Andy-B123 Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that's really good. How in the world did you get the colors so solid? Whenever i color, i find there are small white spots in the picture that really bother me. Is there any way to make the colors more solid and concrete?
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zoee7 Jul 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it. There are a couple different ways to get the colors to look more solid. First, you can layer colors, lots and lots of layers. Second, blenders. There are a couple different kinds, blending stumps (which is just tightly rolled up paper), a colorless blender (which looks like a pencil, but the lead is kind of clear, I use this one the most). You just go over the area you want blended, like you were drawing. You could also take a hair dryer, point it at the area you want blended. At the same time, take a blending stump and just blend the area. I use all three in every picture I do. You can find everything at any craft or art store. Happy coloring!
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Andy-B123 Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much! :)
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Sambalini Jul 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Totally awesome!! This work gives off such a lonesome feeling. Really dig it.
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Love the gorgeous colors and detail!
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snowflakeflower9 Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't believe this was done with color pencils. You are an amazing artist. ^_^
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Starfirechelle Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh!! This is amazing!! And in colored pencils!! You're totally talented!!!
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:iconjfkpaint:
Amazing detail, you must have incredible patience for the brick road and buildings. Incredible color. I'm blown away by this piece!
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SquirrelGirl15 Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is INSANE!!!! Amazzzing work!
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psbelote Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is amazing. I love prisma colors, and you are a master of them.
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