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Nate & Hannah, Update #11

February 3rd, 2008 · 4 Comments

In progress scan of colored pencil drawing Nate & Hannah

Colored Pencil on Cold Press Illustration Board, 14 x 10″

Tags: Child Portraits · Colored Pencil · Work In Progress

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jeanette Jobson // Feb 4, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Can you tell me your colour palette for this portrait? I’m considering a portrait of my year old grand daughter and love the colours you’re using here.

  • 2 S.G. Chipman // Feb 4, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Sure! I use Prismacolors, and my palette is:

    Salmon Pink
    White (for burnishing)
    Light Peach
    Copenhagen Blue (darker shadows)
    Blue Slate (highlights)
    Warm Gray 10 & 20% (eye shadows)
    Sienna Brown
    Terra Cotta
    Light Umber (Hannah’s hair)
    Deco Pink (of which I have only a tiny stub left…need to find an alternative since its been discontinued)
    Rosy Beige
    Dark Green (shadows)
    Pink Rose
    Blush Pink
    Cream (for transition between pinks and white)
    Sand (hair)
    Parma Violet (cool shadows)
    Dark Umber (usually layered with copenhagen blue for very dark areas)
    Grayed Lavender (Nate only)
    Scarlet Lake (to warm up shadows)

  • 3 Jeanette Jobson // Feb 4, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Perfect, thank you! Now to just make them do what you do…:)

  • 4 My Color Palette // Feb 4, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    [...] Jobson asked about the color palette I used on Nate & Hannah. I replied in the comments with the palette, [...]

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