Colored pencil hydrangea

This hydrangea took a LONG TIME! I finally think it’s done. It’s Prismacolor Premier pencils on Canson Mi Teintes white paper.

I struggled getting the leaves just right. I felt like the surface became too waxy for me to get the details as sharp as I wanted. The reflection on the top leaf isn’t to my liking, but I don’t think I can work it further.

As for my composition, I debated for a while as to whether or not to include the window molding in the right. I’d be interested in your feedback on that.


This is beautiful. The only thing I would suggest is to give a little more room on the sides so it is not so close to the edge. Things take time. That is all part of art and anything else we do.

Excellent work! Nice piece to work on.

Wow… looks fabulous. How long have you been drawing?

Thank you. I have been drawing about about 18 months. Since the pandemic, like many people, I’ve had a lot more time to dedicate to it and have seen rapid progress! I never tried color until this summer when I joined the VI.

yes I just started playing around with drawing since the middle of June… pandemic artist lol… I am not the greatest but it is fun

You are doing such a great job… very talented

Wow, love the hydrangea and the glass is wonderful.

I like the window casing but I would make the lines a little more definitive. Beautiful leaves

Thanks Jody! That’s helpful feedback on the window casing.

Thanks! I really enjoy drawing glass. It’s not so difficult if you just concentrate really closely on observing it.