Polished Pebbles is another piece of work that I have completed using my Icarus heated painting board. Using wax based media on this board is wonderful. Blending with a pure wax stick once you have built up the level of pigment you want, makes the colours really vibrant, and the stick glides over the pigment with ease. I have found very quickly that only certain brands of coloured pencils work using this method. Oil based coloured pencils don’t react to the heat as wax pencils do, so I use my oil based pencils to apply any details off heat, and for my other coloured pencil work when using odourless mineral spirits as I did when I produced Amur Leopard. To see how I created this piece of artwork head over to my YouTube channel to see a full video showing every step of this piece of work. On this piece I used Prismacolor Premier & Caran D’Ache Pablo coloured pencils plus a Caran D’ache colourless wax blender.
This artwork is mounted and framed and is ready to hang. Images and sizes of the framed painting to follow.