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Jody Linn

Artist, conservator, cake provider, insomniac.



The Colour Of The Moon

I think my most common technique when I was just colouring to relax is a really light back & forth. I've always blended colours but it honestly never occurred to me to use the same mark-making techniques that I've used for ink and pencil. Also, I apparently scumbled but totally didn't know the name for it! 


Another thing that I had never thought to do was using the side of the lead for better coverage!


I don't know that I really like using the eraser with coloured pencils, it feels like I have more control if I just shade in a gradient like in Activity #2. Although I really like how the cone turned out.


I wanted to keep the palette really cool and dark so that the yellow would pop. This is a really terrible picture for the colors, there's a darker grey and brown in there that you can't really tell.


Obviously I played around with gradients a lot, and colour blending. I tried adding some hatching for texture in the grass and I like how it looked. I also stippled the moon a little bit for more texture since I was leaving it white. I did end up burnishing the sky, only I used the blending pencil that came with my set. If I understand it correctly, it works pretty much like the white pencil crayon did, only without adding any pigment?  


This was a lot of fun! Thank you so much for the tips, I'm definitely going to be incorporating them going forward because I love how this turned out ;D


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