Friday, December 16, 2011

Sketching the Lake

12-15-11, Lake
©2011 Carolyn A. Pappas, 12-15-11 Lake Sketch. Colored pencil in large handbook sketchbook.

I bought some Derwent Coloursoft pencils recently and I did some sketching of the lake yesterday to try them out. I had never used these pencils before but I can tell that they are my new favorites. I love their buttery texture. They also have a ton of muted, nature inspired colors that are great for nature sketching.

It was a rainy, windy and overall gray day. I really wanted to try out a lot of different colors though so I wasn't entirely accurate in my color choices.


  1. This is lovely Carolyn. I really like the look of those pencils. Your sky and its reflection in the lake are great. Were these pencils watercolor or just regular colored pencils?

  2. Oooh, pretty! They DID do a nice job for you...

  3. Thank you. Paula, these were regular colored pencils.

  4. Great blog!wonderfull wishes from Brazil!


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