Thursday, August 31, 2017

Art: Shoes I

Shoes I, by Ava Jarvis.

A colored pencil test focusing on stroke work, without a pencil underdrawing or, indeed, any explicit drawing.

I'm aware that the colors don't run all the way to the edges—I'm actually fascinated by the idea of not having neat edges, and seeing what the results look like.

This is mostly Caran d'Ache Pablo colored pencils plus two Caran d'Ache Luminance pencils.

For the curious:

Size: 7in x 5.75in
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media Vellum Surface (300 series, 190gsm, cellulose)
Colored pencil sealed with gum arabic (a non-waterproof and non-toxic sealant)

The pencils used:

Caran d'Ache Pablo: Yellow, Orange, Ultramarine, Umber, Burnt Sienna, Black, Grey.
Caran d'Ache Luminance: Alizarin Crimson (Hue), White

For the even more curious, this is the entire piece before the crop:

Shoes I before the crop.

 Ava Jarvis is an ink and watercolor artist with a portfolio site at If you found this post useful, consider a one-time tip or supporting Ava on Patreon.