Thursday, March 12, 2009

Baby Orang in Color

Baby Orang 2

By: Lori Talbert


I did an earlier version of this in graphite and posted it on my blog last month. At that time I said I would do a color pencil version and post it for comparison. I had a couple of things come up and had not done any art for awhile but I finally got back to the drawing

This is from the same reference pic in color pencil, 4x6 on smooth bristol board. Although I love graphite, for this drawing I would have to say the color pencil version is better. The nose was very difficult and it doesn't look as good on the scan as it does in real life, but for the most part I am well pleased with the results.

My son asked me why I made the background yellow. I didn't have a reason I could put into words so I just told him I wanted to. For some reason the drawing just seemed to call for a bright yellow background. I like the way it plays with the browns and it seems to make the subject "pop" for me. I think it works well anyway.

So this is the color pencil version of the Baby Orang. On to the next project and hopefully I will be able to do some art soon.


Laure Ferlita said...

Wow, Lori, this really sings! I really liked your graphite piece, but this piece in color is great. The yellow definitely plays to your browns as well.

Wonderful to see your art again!

Artist Unplugged said...

Nice drawing, I think the yellow works too. Really nice, do you work with color pencil alot? I like using them.

pencilportraits said...

He's so sweet, really captured so well

Teresa said...

Lori, this is wonderful! I love the yellow background.. it does indeed make it pop!

Great job!

"JeanneG" said...

The yellow is just right. Very cute and you did a very nice job. I like both versions.

twincedar said...

Thanks everyone! I appreciate the kind comments and it is nice knowing you all agree with me on the yellow background.

Jan said...

What a little cutie! And the yellow background was a good choice!

simoart said...

Hi Lori
This is a wonderful piece. Love the yellow background. Keep up the good work.

Tresses Art Blog said...

Lori...This turned out lovely!!!!!!
You're making magic with those colored pencils!!!

Zhao Jinxing said...

Hello twincedar, Thank you very much for visiting my blog and the guestbook, I will try even harder at work, thank you!