Bottom: Liffey Falls, Meander Valley, in Northern Tasmania.
Never underestimate the influence of the colour of the paper you are working on when creating a coloured pencil drawing.
Today’s examples are drawn on a yellow ochre coloured background. Can you see the colour appearing now and then in both of the featured drawings?
These days I use an ochre coloured pastel board for most of my work, but now and then I will employ a different colour, depending on the ‘mood’ of the subject I’m drawing.
I’m a great fan of coloured papers (supports). I believe they give a more ‘painterly’ look than one gets from white or very light supports. White backgrounds often tend to result in quite ‘graphic’ work.
I don’t want my drawings to look like drawings, I want them to look as though they have been painted.
If you could produce the same drawing on six different coloured supports you would get six different results.
Next week I will post some examples using a variety of coloured backgrounds, but first on Monday, I’ll post an update of my latest abstract work, Mountain.