I've ground to a temporary halt with commissions. Awaiting feedback regarding the horse (Zinc) and confirmation re. ref photos for the dogs so I decided to use the time testing the Derwent watercolour paper I purchased recently. The first A2 pad arrived damaged but I can cut the buckled sheets down to work smaller. This is just slightly bigger than A4 size
I have grown used to using Pastelmat for my coloured pencil drawings and I think that its still my preference although this Derwent paper holds lots of layers and the picture grew quickly. It isn't bright white but it is robust at 300gsm and did everything I wanted it to.
I worked with dry coloured pencils but the next test will be to use watercolour pencils ( a first for me)
This is the little Yorkie I photographed on Fuerteventura a week or so ago - I started her at lunchtime and this is about 5 hours work which is pretty fast for a coloured pencil picture on standard paper. I expect cps work to go quickly on drafting film as it isn't possible to use many layers but 'normal' paper takes longer.
Mainly Derwent Coloursoft and Prismacolor pencils - so all wax based rather than oil or watercolours.
must confess I got a bit bored with it and rushed the ears and neckline fur (which shows) so I'll put it to one side now and maybe get back to it in the future
Hopefully will be able to start on one of the commissions tomorrow