Colored Pencil Magazine Honorable Mention

Colored Pencil Magazine Honorable Mention

Hey Everyone,

I have some great news to share! My entry for the January 2016 Colored Pencil Magazine Art Challenge, was given an Honorable Mention in the Advanced category. There were many amazing entries this time around so I’m very grateful to have been counted among those who were given recognition.

My plan for my entry this time around was to do push myself creatively by doing a bit of my own interpretation this time around. The rules of the competition state that your composition still needs to show that it was taken from the original photo, so that was definitely taken into consideration when I was thinking of the piece. Since birds are already a subject matter I enjoy drawing and painting, this was an easy project for me to get into. I chose to leave out the background so that focus would be on the beautiful colour of the birds while still adding some balance of color and interest with the berries in the tree. I am so thrilled by the response this piece has gotten and for stepping outside of my comfort zone more instead of doing a direct copy of the photo.

Original Reference Photo by Sally Robertson

My interpretation

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