Colored Pencil Artwork has been inspired by impressionism. The process of
turning the surface of a blank sheet of paper into an illusion
viewer considers impressive and real the same time is what
both fascinates and drives me forward.
Although I don't have any particular specialist subject matter, the themes of
contrast, detail and reflection are usually present in my
work with attention to detail becoming increasingly more
important to me over the last few years.
I work predominantly in colored pencil as this medium allows the fine art artist total
and absolute control of the creative process which is a key
factor when realism is the desired result.
Colored pencil is a medium that has existed in the shadowlands of the "fine art
world" for far too long which is a shame. For
those artists who are brave enough and patient enough to
persevere with its time consuming complexity, great work
can be produced. The United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society
(UKCPS) of which I am a member is currently the
only body in the UK solely dedicated to championing the cause
of (fine art in) colored pencil, bringing it into the light
and convincing others that it is indeed a serious fine art
may it continue.
I am often asked how I produce my coloured pencil
from where I start, to the order in which I create each element.
to try and answer these questions, I have decided to create
the various artists sections, which will show the
creation of various paintings by various artists step-by-step
(By now: Ann Kullberg, Melanie Phillips, Carol Moore, etc).
I intend to add more tutorials by myself (Peter
Kripgans, coloured pencil artist)soon,
the uncanny ability of forgetting to scan drawings / paintings
at different stages until it is too late! I have developed
approach to working from my own practical experience. Every
artist has his or her own technique, so there is no right
or wrong way of doing things. I tend to start at the top
and work my way down, other artists always begin with specific
features, such as the eyes. I do it my way simply because
I started out using graphite, which is very unforgiving if
you should rest your hand on an area already created - it
smudges! I hope you will find this section of interest and
maybe benefit from my experience!
my gallery choose "Visit official homepage"-button to return
to this page