I tried out the Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils on a piece of Arches hot press paper.
I decided to use the Arches paper instead of the grid paper I’ve been using for previous drawings to see how the thicker paper would hold up, and to see how the image would look without the underlying grid. I’m still working at a small size at this point (about 5.5 inches square).
I took a few in-progress shots with my iphone while I was working so you can see how the image changes with each added color.
I like the final drawing, but I also like a lot of the in between stages as well. I’m thinking about making a few drawings that are more like “incomplete” circles.
The Prismacolor Premier colored pencils were very nice to work with on the thick paper. The color came off onto the paper very easily, so there was no warping of the paper at all. The biggest challenge was keeping a sharp point. I had to sharpen the Premier pencils a lot more than the Verithins, but also didn’t have to press as hard, so I guess it’s a trade off.
The lines appear a lot more wobbly without the underlying grid to anchor them, but I like the look anyway, and I’ll probably get better at drawing straight lines with a little more practice & patience.