Colored Pencil Magazine has just featured this drawing in their December 2014 issue
Well, this was an ambitious undertaking, but then again, that's me, I love a challenge! I really like how it turned out, with painstaking layers of color and depth starting from the lightest value to the darkest, as you do in colored pencils. I couldn't include the original, because I would have needed to crop too much of my drawing out...but you can see the WIP 1 & 2 for the original reference.
Anyway, The drawing was rendered freehand like all my other artwork, with a ruler and careful observation. My artwork was drawn with an HB pencil only, and I used Prismacolor and Derwent colored pencils to complete it. The paper was just a sketch block for dry medium usage, and the size is 12x16 inches approximately.
*Full Credit goes to the owner of the original artwork for the concept, (no name is given on the back or front of the calendar).
**This work is not intended to break any copyright laws, but intended solely as a visual observation study only and will be kept in my portfolio as such.UPDATE: The L&P brand and Coca Cola company on Facebook liked my drawing so much they sent a case of L&P drink to my home, how cool is that!!
L&P Coca Cola (C) The Coca Cola company.
Colored Pencil Observation Study artwork done by me...Copyright © Beverly Reid 2013. All rights reserved.