Thursday, August 21, 2008
For September's illustration for Stories for Children Magazine, I decided to try using prismacolor pencils. It didn't turn out too bad. They are much smoother to work with than regular pencil crayons and you can layer with them if you use them lightly. You can burnish them for kind of a polished effect at the end of your drawing if you wish. It depends on the strength of your paper, you don't want to burnish right through to the table. You'll want to seal your finished drawing with a fixative, the same as if you were drawing with charcoal or pastels. Prismacolor pencils can be pricey, but you can find them at a discount at places like Blick art supplies or CarpeDiemStore.com.