I worked on a toned buff drawing paper and originally I intended to use only graphite and white colored pencil. But part way through I decided I wanted to give it a vintage look and added browns. The darkest parts of the background are glazed with Indigo Blue. Also, I blended the background with Gamsol which made it much deeper in color because it partially dissolves the wax so that it sinks into the texture of the paper.
This drawing measures 2 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ – an ACEO (Art Cards Editions and Originals) – the for-sale version of an Artist Trading Card. I began with graphite then switched to colored pencil. It’s been a while since I’ve done any drawing, and even longer since I’ve worked so small. And I thoroughly enjoyed both.