Wednesday, April 11, 2012


This is my beautiful daughter, Nancy.  I am pleased with this painting since the likeness is exact.  Soon I'll learn if she agrees.
It is 14"x10" on Crescent Illustration Board using multiple brands of colored pencils.

This is the initial drawing using Terra Cotta colored pencil.  I work with Terra Cotta until I feel that I have the likeness and then I add color.


  1. Oooh, I love the terra cotta version as much as the painted one! Tell me more about terra cotta pencils... are the graphite-like in that they are erasable? Or is it just a colored pencil that you like?

  2. Thanks again, minnemie. Terra Cotta is the name of the color and most brands of colored pencils have the color. What I use for the preliminary drawing is Prismacolor Verithin. As the name suggests it is a very thin lead and I use it for drawing because it erases easily.

    Also, this painting of Nancy and the photograph that I used are both posted on PMP. If you want to see them just go to my page and click on Photos in the left column.