Lady Inquisitor Le Mew

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A picture of my daughter-in-law Cici’s cat, working from a photo to practice blending and contrast. 8″x8″ Prismacolor and Verithin colored pencils on Strathmore Bristol Vellum.

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Upright Prairie Coneflowers

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“Upright Prairie Coneflowers” 8″x8″ Prismacolor and Verithin colored pencils on Strathmore Bristol vellum.

“… let it be remembered that this really the aim of all art; to give us some comfort by helping us to comprehend, to mentally master what we can never get the best of physically.”            – Jeffrey Feinman, “The Mysterious World of Agatha Christie” (biography)

The Local Herd

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“The Local Herd” 8″x8″ Prismacolor and Verithin colored pencils on Strathmore Bristol Vellum. Deer lounging in my back yard shade; working from a photo to practice blending and contrast. Verithin pencils are harder and more permanent, so I use them to lay down the basic drawing and dark color scheme. Prismacolor pencils are softer and brighter, so I use them for color composition and blending.

Quoth, the Raven

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Prismacolor and Verithin colored pencils on Strathmore Bristol Vellum, 8″x8″. Background: Crayola watercolor pencils. Working from a photo to practice blending and contrast. Verithin pencils are harder and more permanent, so I use them to lay down the basic drawing and dark color scheme. Prismacolor pencils are softer and brighter, so I use them for color composition and blending.