Another beagle?! Yes, another beagle. I love them, they are fun to do and they come in all different colours and poses, it feels like a new subject every time. Plus, I see the cutest photographs of them just begging to be drawn. This time, a huge thank you to Caroline and Jasper for letting me use their wonderful photograph as reference.
I am using my Lyra Rembrandts on buff-coloured Mi-Tientes paper. It is approximately A4 size.
It’s going well so far. On this paper though, the Rembrandts feel rubbery and sticky. Laying them down it’s almost as if they are not coloured pencils but rubbery crayons. It is hard to get detail and the pigment and cores act more like paint and blend together too quickly. Also the white doesn’t pop as it should. I have found that using a White Prismacolor is helping with that and laying it down first as a base for the white helps the Lyra’s work better to my needs. Even though the Prisma breaks more than it holds its point. But the combination allows for lots of layers. I am looking forward to drawing the rope toy – I am enjoying these pictures with objects alongside the dogs – it allows for a little more fun away from fur.