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Week 7: Proportions and Proximity with Irojiten Colored Pencils

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green-colored-pencil-shard-james-sayerDraw something sight-sized! Make it small or make it large.  Fill up a page in your sketchbook or just use the corner. Example image found on the internet from James Sayer (and what a lovely pencil shaving it is!).  How about a cup of pencils or brushes? What about a piece of fruit or that sprouting onion? Maybe your watch or a favorite piece of jewelry?  Whatever you choose, either go in close to draw all of the details or pan out and make it tiny!  We suggest using the Tombow Irojiten colored pencils (Liz’ favorites!).  Usage suggestion for colored pencil (since they are tricky to erase): start with light to dark values and soft to heavy pressure.


Liz’ stash of Tombow Irojiten colored pencils!

Liz loves the Tombow Irojiten colored pencils because they blend and layer without heavy build-up, the points are durable and strong enough for writing, and best of all, they’re so pleasing in the hand (and on the eye)!  This week only, April 2nd thru April 8th, Wet Paint will be selling them on super sale for 35% off MSRP!  Time to stock up (Liz says she’ll share!) Click here to check out the entire line!

These Weekly Workouts will be posted as Events in our Facebook Group, click here to join!
If you are not on Facebook, share your photos in our Flickr group
We will also post our exercises here on our blog
 Click here to see our list of suggested art supplies

Author: KristinaFjellman

Kristina has worked at Wet Paint for over 10 years and is the current Marketing Manager. She is also an artist, performer, teacher, and generally regarded as a nice person.

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