Super painting, Carolyn. Brilliant fur texture. It has added interest for me because I'm thinking of getting more coloured pencils...I thought some of those are wax and some oil-based. But you're using them all together?

A stunning drawing ... and what a character

Thanks Lewis. Yes they are a mixture and really do work together well. The Koh I nor are great for finer detail as are the polychromos but white only really covers other colours in several layers, however, the cheaper Arteza pencils are amazing for layering and covering so the brightest whites are done with the Arteza pencil. To be honest if it does the job I use it. I’m also happy to save money too😂. I look forward to seeing your coloured pencil work.

Brilliant picture Carolyn. You’ve really captured the character and the hairs are well done

Great picture Carolyn, the detail is amazing.

Thanks for that Carolyn, I've been looking up videos about coloured pencil work, and the artist's all seem to have a hotch potch of makes and types as you say. I think I'll get Polychromos but the Arteza's are so cheap and get good reviews, I'll get them as well.

Lewis, I also have the Arteza water soluble which I love. The colours are so different and very vivid. Good luck.

Incredible Carolyn. Love the clever way you have created the fur and those eyes are so lifelike. You have excelled here in bringing out the character of the dog brilliantly.

Love everything about this! Wonderfully executed - so effective.

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Coloured pencils on A4 Clairefontaine noir paper. Mixture of FC polychromos Derwent Blacks and Whites, Arteza and Koh I nor......bit of a hotch potch really!! Portrait of my friend’s dog a long haired Jack Russell Poodle cross.

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Carolyn Parkinson

I am a retired Physical Eduction Teacher of 33 years. Having always regretted choosing to study Physics O' Level over Art, (and not having done any artwork since then apart from doodling during meetings!...) I decided on my retirement in August 2016 that it was time to start drawing and painting…

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