Another abstraction of a square inch of the photograph featured on the Washington Post, January 2nd. It's part of a trellis over a celebrating, newly married couple.
I did the whole drawing in the layout pencil first, letting the colored pencil smear and blend with the graphite.
I've been experimenting with different brands of colored pencils and find I definitely prefer Prismacolor. They have a rich waxiness that allows for nice, opaque covering of the paper. I'm using a smooth-surfaced card stock.
This drawing, with its randomly chosen colors (I close my eyes and grab a pencil from my shoe box of colored pencils for each color section of the drawing) is 3.75" X 4.25".