Tuesday, August 31, 2010

WOW!

Okay.....so I started experimenting with different surfaces to do my illustrations on. I wanted to find a surface that could be a completed piece without the trouble of framing when finished. I tried several surfaces but had not luck....my colored pencils just were not working on the different textures. Normally I work on bristol board which is very smooth and about the same weight as poster board. It let me blend my pencils beautifully...as a matter of fact most people believed that my illustrations were paintings. Nope...I just blend my pencils like crazy. I am guessing I am breaking all the rules when it comes to colored pencils...but what can I say...I am just a rebel! LOL! Anywho...the whole point of my blabbering is that I gave my pencils a try on wood. At first I tried a couple of small boxes....and man did I get excited when I realized my pencils worked great! Then I picked up a couple of wooden panels and tried my pencils on them...it was like butta! (soy butter, of course!) The pencils went on so smooth and just gorgeous. I think this will be what I will be working on for a long while. Once the pieces are complete they are ready to hang...just perfect! What do you think?

5 comments:

Leigh said...

Just lovely! The boxes are a great new way to show off your work.

mysticxian said...

i think they are beautiful. But then I think all of your art work is beautiful.

Elise Hartmann said...

Thank you so much! :)

Elise Hartmann said...

Thanks Leigh! :)

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Elise! Your art is fabulous! I'm loving all the magical detail in your work. Thanks so much for your sweet visit and thanks again for adding me to your treasury collection! Blessings to you! :)