Rugged Trail Wild – Colored Pencils and Sandpaper

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When drawing this, I thought how weather-worn cowboy boots get and of stories those boots could tell.

The different kinds of surface suitable for colored pencils are nearly endless. I chose the finest tooth available in sandpaper – 800 Grit, and I used Prismacolor pencils. Keep  in mind, the course texture of this surface. has a tendency to grind down the points and “eat up” the pencil lead very quickly. It’s best to keep the pencil blunt, with medium pressure and firm strokes. Each layer was applied more heavily and the more layers added, the better the results.

 

All photos and works presented  within this blog are property of Connie Gildersleeve, and may not be used or reproduced without my permission.

 

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