Completed Flamingo

Just thought I would share my completed flamingo.  I shared the piece a few weeks ago when it was only halfway completed.  This beauty is going to be in the Tuleluke, Butte County fair so wish me luck!  Also, for those who want to try your art using color pencils on drafting film, I encourage you to do so as an alternative to traditional paper

The flamingo was completed on Grafix Matte 0.005 Dura-Lar Film using Faber Castell Polychromos color pencils.   I used the reverse side to add value by darkening and lightening the areas of the wings.  I used cream as the base, then layered light magenta, dark cadium orange, salmon, and light pink.  For areas that needed shadows, I added the cold grey III and manganese violet on the reverse side of the piece.

  1. You can erase the film easily using a good tombow eraser or using any polymer eraser.  I tend to like tombow erasers since the manufacturer produces very thin erasers for removing very fine lines.
  2. Since it’s a clear matte film, you can trace directly from a lightbox. There are several lightboxes available.  Here is one of my favorites–TicTech Ultra Thin Portable LED Tracer
  3. Color pencils adhere and blend easily.  I used Faber Castell, Polychromos which are oil based pencils, but Sanford Prismacolors Premier or other wax based pencils work well on drafting film surfaces

Artist Karen Hull, has information on the use of drafting film, as well as several tutorials you might be interested in.

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