Thursday, December 6, 2007

On The Forest Floor


On The Forest Floor
6 x 6 inches
colored pencil and Neocolor on pastel board
copyright 2007 by Ann Thompson Nemcosky




I've had this on my drawing table for quite some time now. I finally managed to finish it the other evening, before this cold really hit me. It was done as a sort of companion piece, or part of a series I don't know which, to my previous piece, At The Water's Edge.

I did enjoy working on this, even though it is much more detailed and tightly rendered than what I am used to doing with images. The process of using the Neocolors as underpainting before coming back with colored pencils feels more like a painting process to me, so perhaps that's it. I am eager to do a few more "macro-landscapes" this way.

But mostly for right now I'd like to get over this monster cold and hopefully not pass it on to the rest of the household. Keep your fingers crossed on that one for me. And your hands washed. This weekend is my daughter's big dance performance and I so don't want her to get sick and miss it. She would be devastated.

13 comments:

Karen Winters said...

Absolutely wonderful. Great rendering technique.
Keep up the good work.

Karen Winters

alteredtome said...

Beautiful! I thought it was a photograph until I read about your technique.

Jess said...

Ditto! It's so real looking. Hope you feel better soon.

minda said...

this is truly fascinating... I love how you did all the colors!

Laurel Neustadter said...

This is beautiful-wonderful colors and detail. Thank you for your kind welcome to EDM on my blog.

Jill said...

Amazing, I thought it was a photo at first. I actually scrolled down to look for the drawing.

Sherry said...

I love colored pencil work, and this one has me just drooling.

Nina Johansson said...

It took a while before I realized that this was NOT a photograph... You are incredibly skilled and PATIENT! Beautiful!

Susan Hosken said...

Love the light and shade on the leaf. Fantastic.
Lots of love from Susan in Australia

Ann said...

Thanks you everyone for stopping by and your encouraging comments! I do plan on adding a few more to this series as I really enjoy working this way. I'll keep you all posted. Thanks again!
Ann

Roshanda said...

This is beautiful! You do amazing work.

Ann said...

Thank you Roshanda!

pompatooie said...

Are you kidding me? I thought this was a photograph!! I am just awed by all your colored pencil work. I am inspired by it, and hope to achieve what you do some day.

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