Another Paul in the family, my brother this time. I've been meaning to draw him for years! After doing the outline, I copied it in case the colour pencils didn't work out but I'm happy with this and compared to graphite, drawing with the Cretacolors is incredibly quick! The coloured pencils seem so natural and instinctive, I wonder why watercolour isn't the same? Now I've scanned this I can see a little more colour might be needed around the mouth (although the scan has dulled the colour slightly) but I'll leave it for a while and look at it afresh in a week or so. This drawing is one of the largest I've done in a while - at 12ins high and it didn't quite fit on the scanner - I dread to think how long it would have taken in graphite.
Cretacolor Aqua Monoliths on Daler Heavyweight (220gsm) cartridge paper.