It’s the end of my June week of snowmen and snow scenes – and I think you might like the fun textures in this one! I’ve got little tips throughout the video – so even if you’re not going to make a picture this big (8-1/2″ x 11″), you’ll find some goodies in here to use in your own projects.
This post is sponsored by Toheto – they emailed and asked if I’d like to try one of their light pads. I almost said no but….in a recent purge of the studio I tossed a bunch of cords I was “sure” no longer belonged to objects here, and…well, my old light pad was rendered useless by that decision! So thank you to Toheto for bailing me out. I like this one better than my previous; you can charge it then use it without a cord getting in your way which is super helpful! It has a few light color settings too. And it’s a nice big size – the finished drawing shown is a letter-sized sheet, so it is a good size!
Watch the video below or click here to see it on YouTube.
The drawing had a few goals for me.
- Crunchy snow textures in colored pencil were at the top of the list.
- Using my “vintage” Prismacolor pencils – Beryl, Sanford, and Eagle
- That hat and scarf!
- The light pad arrived just before I started – and it actually really helped in making masks!
I think I met them!
I’m debating printing my Christmas cards this year – just making some special ones by hand….I’ve never done that before, but if I have the budget to print them, this little guy might just be the ticket!
I switched to a different storage system for my pencils – not just colored pencils but a lot of different drawers full of them! And the bottom three contain my pastels. I do like these because I can lay them on the desk – they aren’t helpful to take to the sofa, but I don’t often do much art that way anyhow. The trees portion of this project was perfect for that because I could just take the blues and a black with me and do a large section.
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- Toheto Light Pad
- Prismacolor pencils
- Prismacolor Hex Chart
- Arches Hot Press sheets
- Tea Strainer
- Solvent jars
- US Art Supply Oil Medium Odorless Thinner
- Large cotton balls
- Electric Eraser:
- Mont Marte
- Sakura SumoGrip EXPENSIVE!
- Generals Pencil Extender
- Graphite pencil set, Staedtler
- Eclipse Tape, Judikins
This snowman is Amazing!
What an awesome texture and he is sooo real.
Thank you so much for sharing this great video, stay safe
and have a wonderful day.
Oh my word this is adorable! You always amaze me with your creations! I sure hope you don’t mind that I am going to totally case this card for a Christmas card…granted it will NEVER be as nice as yours! Thank-you for doing the video to guide us along!! I know it all takes time and work to do all the work you do but I THANK-YOU!!!
This is just amazing
This is so amazing your so good! I try to draw some good stuff but I have my bad days and good days I think my longest drawing took 5months how long is your longest drawing?But these are so adorable and so amazing I love your art work!!!
There are some that I started a decade ago and finished, but since I completely forgot about them in between so that probably doesn’t count. I try to finish an art piece generally within a couple days because of that, though, because if I let things sit, they just don’t bubble up to get done 🙂
You never cease to amaze! Such wonderful detail in this lovely backlit snowman! Thank you for sharing your talents.
Seriously, Sandy?!?!?!? Seriously? It’s like I can feel the chill of the snow, and like I can touch the scarf and feel the warmth and softness. I agree with your thoughts of making this your Christmas card – perfect. This is my new all-time Sandy favorite.
OMG! the texture created by the electric eraser is amazing! and the details in the scarf and hat are fantastic!
It truly makes a difference to add the layers, shading, erasing and TIME to have results like this. You are are an inspiration!