Introducing Midnight, my latest coloured pencil portrait. I was working on this one alongside Shadow, my recently completed graphite horse portrait. I don’t often work on two pictures at a time but I was really keen to draw them both and equally keen to work in monochrome after months of colour, so depending on my mood I would spend a few hours with one of these two drawings.
Working in graphite on a white page is very different to working with a white pencil on a black page like here with Midnight. I chose coloured pencil for this portrait although white pastel would have also worked well. Coloured pencil isn’t prone to smudging like pastel, so for so much fine detailing I felt this was the safer option. My favourite paper for all things pencil is Stonehenge which comes in a variety of shades including black. For a very dark picture this is perfect, and it gives the feel of the image emerging from the night which I love.
The original artwork of Midnight is available to purchase. If you would like more details please get in touch.