Tuesday, July 9, 2019

My Recent Artworks in Colored Pencils

Pictures below are some of my recent artworks created using only Colored Pencils.

1) This artwork below is for the Studio Challenge for the "COLOR" magazine

Title:  Hello Summer!
Medium: Faber-Castell Polychromos  Color Pencils, Prismacolor Colorless Blender Pencil and white gel pen for highlights only on Kohinoor Color Pencil Paper
Size: 9.5 by 7.5"
Photo reference credit: Ann Kullberg and her amazing team from "Color" magazine and the Mountain bluebird is my own photo reference 

2)This year I will be attending  the CPSA (Colored Pencil Society of America ) International convention held later this month. The CPSA convention will be held in Brea,CA this year from July 31- Aug 3,2019.

I am also a  member of CPSA San Jose local chapter.  Local member chapter artists are contributing artworks related to Monarch Butterfly to raise awareness about the slow decline of this amazing butterfly population at this convention.

Picture below is a scientific illustration of the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly. This illustration shows the various stages the Monarch butterfly goes through before it transforms itself into a beautiful butterfly.

Title: Metamorphosis
Size: 5 x 7"
Medium: Faber-Castell Polychromos Color Pencils on Canson's Cold press watercolor paper. Used only 10% Sakura micron pens
Photo Reference Credit: My own reference.
3)I recently visited the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and created the following scientific illustrations from my visit.

Title: Rufous Hummingbird, Noctuid Moth on a Pink Heliconia Flower
Medium: Faber-Castell Polychromos Color Pencils on Canson's mixed media paper
Size: 9 x 12"
Reference Photo Credit: My own reference and the hummingbird drawn from subject 

Hummingbirds generally like the nectar from Heliconia flowers. It is actually their favorite flower to drink nectar.

Title: The Green Birdwing Butterfly
Medium: Faber-Castell Polychromos Color Pencils on Canson's cold press watercolor paper
Size: 4 x 7"
Photo Reference Credit: Pixabay

4) I purchased a Tulip at a local farmers market. It was so beautiful that I decided to put my scientific illustration skills to test and created this artwork from life. The moths in the picture is also my own reference. I attended an event called "Moth Night" on National moth day last year. I added this moth to add visual interest to this composition. I made rough sketches of this moth in my sketchbook and used them as reference for my artwork.  The magnification of these moths have been reduced in scale.

Title: Tulip with Moths
Medium: Faber- Castell Polychromos Color Pencils on Canson's Mixed media paper
Size: 9 x 12"
Photo Reference--  Tulip Drawn from Subject and moths are from my sketches and photo reference 
5) On March 21, 2019 , I won  first place in the Gold section  at the monthly Sunnyvale Art Club meeting competition.

Note: This will be my last entry under Gold section and from now onwards I move to the Blue/Advanced section.

Title: Oh Deer!
Medium: Faber-Castell Polychromos Color Pencils, Micron pens on Canson's Cold press watercolor paper
Size: 11 by 14"

Club members  who win the monthly competition at the club get to display their painting at a local cafe located in downtown Sunnyvale,CA  for the whole month ( Mar 22- April 24, 2019) under the signage " Sunnyvale Art Club's Artist of the month" signage.

Here is my picture below the signage at the cafe.

Title: Oh Deer!
Medium: Faber-Castell Polychromos Color Pencils, Micron pens on Canson's Cold press watercolor paper
Size: 11 by 14"

6) This is my entry for the Colored Pencil Magazine' s Sep 2018 challenge.

Title: Dino Candy
Medium: Faber-Castell Polychromos Color pencils on Canson's Black paper
Size: 7 x 5"
Photo Reference Credit: Sally Robertson ( Copyright released)

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"Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you're passionate about something, then you're more willing to take risks." -- Yo-Yo Ma