Blue Jay in Colored Pencils on Sanded Paper with Powder Blender

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you are able to safely visit with your mothers, children or grand children this year whether in person, on the phone or via the Internet. Today I am sharing a painting I did in colored pencil.

It was a lot of fun and really satisfying to draw/color/paint. Partly because of the pencils, they are decent quality but not so expensive that I have to worry about using up colors and partly because of the sanded paper and powder blender which let me layer up loads of saturated color. If you have never tried colored pencils with sanded paper before you are in for a treat, it is effortless to lay down color and build layers. Watch the video for a time lapse demo. If you are interested in a real time tutorial of this painting you can find it along with dozens of other long format tutorials that are more advanced than what I do on YouTube in Critique Club.

Supplies (affiliate links used)

Have a great Sunday everyone and til next time happy crafting!

9 Responses

  1. Very nice, Lindsey

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  2. Hi Lindsay,
    Love your blue jay, it looks real; Thanks!
    Stay healthy and stay safe.
    Take care.
    Linda H.

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  3. This is beautiful! Happy Mother’s Day!


  4. He is gorgeous. Thanks fir sharing.


  5. Beautiful!!!

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  6. WOW!!!

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  7. Nice Blue Jay drawing, we have them fluttering around in my backyard. I really like the texture you achieved on the underfeathers of the bird as well as the pole. I recently purchased some “Faber Castell Polycromos Pencils” and am having a lot of fun with them.

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  8. Beautiful!

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