After watching a few Youtube videos by artists who use coloured pencil I picked up some tips:
- The Strathmore artist pad is a good choice for coping with layers of pencil. My local art shop didn't stock it but I had a chat with an artist who works there and who uses pencil as her medium - she recommended using watercolour paper. I chose The Langton by Daler Rowney - the rough version over the light.
- I also picked up a Winsor & Newton Brushmarker blender normally used with alcohol markers but I noticed that some coloured pencil artists use it to help blend layers together before adding more layers of pencil.
I'm sticking with my sketchbook to finish this challenge but am keen to try out the Langton and brushmarker on a future drawing.
Final 9 drawings:
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