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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Test Run- Larry Fishing

Just wanted to share with you my first colored pencil picture.  I am making something out of the image on the right for my 20 year Anniversary...two weeks late!  I couldn't wait to post at least the picture and hear what you have to say about the coloring.  The picture on the right was done on white paper and my second attempt.  The left is on beigy-type and my first try.  I'm not sure if I did the water right.  Or the shading right.  Or anything right for that matter!  Used OMS, Prisma pencils and colorless blender, and an eraser.  I sure enjoyed the coloring and think I have found the medium I like to work with best.  So, I would like your tips, critique, and suggestions, please!  The rubber stamp is a win from Alota Rubber Stamps (thank you, Alota!) named "Don Fishing," renamed "Larry Fishing!"  Larry has loved to fish since he was a little boy and always has a fish story for me.  They never got away!  Sweet, don't you think?  I think maybe Larry would rather have been fishing for the last 20 years! LOL!  I am very blessed to have him.  A big thank you for taking a peek and I hope you are doing OK.  I really mean that!
Bye bye for now!


  1. Manderly these are both gorgeous! I love the colouring it is just amazing. I have a little something for you over on my blog too :)

  2. Both are awesome!
    hugs, Marjo

  3. Manderly where have you been, long time no hear from you.... They both are awesome.... superb cuteness.... FYI my DH name is also Larry... but I can't call him that he thinks that's a really ugly name, so he has a nickname that everybody calls him by since he was a wee boy.....

  4. wow! amazing coloring! love love it!

  5. said you wanted the you think you can handle the truth???...........................You want me to honest, as that is the best what can I say......................STUNNING...unbelievable that this is your first time with make me want to throw mine Miss Manderly...the water is perfection, the shadows are perfection..the sky is very cloudy, but fabulous..shall I go on, or do you get the picture..shall I now tell you the student is better than the teacher, or shall I just go down to the back garden and eat worms???

    Wonderful Manderly....very proud of you.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Wonderful job. I have never had luck with pencils. You did really good especially the water!!!!!!

  7. I love Larry! Your coloring is beautiful!

  8. Fantastic pencil!!! You are just a natural. What size set of prismas did u get? Aren't they just super for coloring?


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