Tinted Charcoal Pencils On Photography

“Charcoal Rose” – Tinted Charcoal Pencils on Archival Photo Paper “8.5X 11”

I welcome the New Year by getting back into my photography and blogging groove. Since my last post I have been working on a few hand-coloring pieces. The process can at times be painstaking but I enjoy coloring my photos.

I wanted to try coloring with something other than the polychromos pencils I used in the past. I purchased Derwent Tinted Charcoal Pencils awhile back and finally got around to using them on one of my images.

I started the process by converting the image of the rose from color to black and white in Photoshop, using more contrast and shades of black. I printed on an Epson Printer using the  Museo Portfolio Rag Paper Because of the paper’s smooth matte surface, I applied layers on layers of colors, mixed and blended colors to get deep rich tones.

I loved using the Derwent Tinted Charcoal Pencils, I only wished they came in additional colors apart from the current twenty-four colors.

 

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