So I went to the second session of the beginner’s colored pencil class I am taking with my father tonight and finished up the orchid sketch we all started last week.
We were only allowed to use the three primary colors of red, yellow, and blue and white for burnishing last Wednesday, but this week the instructor said that we could use any other pencils we had as well. I figured that since I’d already pushed the values of my drawing pretty far using the primaries, I might as well finish with them instead of bringing in lilacs, pinks, and purples that would have matched the original reference image better–if I’d had access to them from the beginning.
This is a whole new medium for me, so I’m still figuring out how to integrate what I know about black and white drawing and digital coloring to a traditional medium that combines elements of both.
It’s a start anyway.