Here's my project from Kit and Clowder's monthly pencil class. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I used my Spectrum Noir pencils. The fab thing about this month's class, is that it's a monochrome piece so I only needed 6 pencils. White, black, 46, 49 54 and 63.
Alyce (our instructor) provides colour combos for different brands, a printable tutorial leaflet and a video. And, of course, a discount on this month's digi which is Pearl from Saturated Canary.
This is my first try at colouring in this way purely with pencils, and using a 'no lines' technique.
My project turned out slightly differently to Alyce's, but I am okay with that. When I'm working, I go into 'the zone' and don't tend to copy exactly what I'm seeing. I just go into my happy colouring space and tune out! But at the same time I am practising all the techniques and thinking about shadows, light source and texture and all the other bits and pieces that I'm learning from the class.
I now have the best of both worlds, since joining the class I am still enjoying my hobby and it still has the same therapeutic effect, but I am also creating something I can be really pleased with :)
Here's a close up :