Gnomes.

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Hello, friends! I’m so glad you took a moment to gawk at my gnomes. I know, who would spend any amount of time painting gnomes? What a weirdo… Anyway, gnomes remind me of Christmas (Santa Clause is a gnome when he’s not on Christmas duty, right?). So in honor of the holiday season here are a bunch of gnomes.

This is a colored pencil piece. It took a few days to accomplish. I really enjoy colored pencils. They are incredibly easy to blind especially if you use a solvent to blend them. Using the solvent really gives colored pencil a more painterly effect. If you haven’t tried this technique, you really should. I use stif paintbrushes to blind the colors but you could use q-tips. As for the solvent I use odorless mineral spirits. This technique works with any wax-based colored pencil (I mostly use Prismacolor, they’re not the best but certainly not the worst). Go on, give it a shot! I know you want to.

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6 thoughts on “Gnomes.

  1. Powdered Wig Couture December 8, 2013 / 9:58 pm

    Gnomes! I love gnomes! They’re also holding tiny little birds in their tiny little hands. This is so cute

  2. Sara December 10, 2013 / 5:05 pm

    I can’t get over these paintings. They’re unexpected and really good. 🙂

  3. Athena Mantle December 11, 2013 / 3:56 am

    Love this..I’m definitely going to try the solvent thing. Thanks for sharing!

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