What you can do with pencil drawn pictures

posted on 16th of december, 2008

Someone said that pencil in artwork is the same as piano in music. It's a base for everything. And for unknown reason I like it best of all. So as the black&white pictures and retro photos. When the only color is gray, nothing pushes your imagination, and you have more freedom imaging any color you like.
Most of my handdrawn pictures were made with pencil only. They're black and white, but it doesn't mean that I don't like color.
When I want to add some color to the picture, I prefer to use computer for it. I scan pencil drawn sketch and begin experimenting...
What I noticed after uploading both black&white pencil drawings and their colored variants to DT is that colored pictures sell better, and sell fast! Sometimes even after a few hours being online when sketches have to wait for a buyer much longer.

So I come to conclusion: it's a good idea to make colored variant for every pencil picture. Several different color variants and maybe some vector ones would do only better.

Comments (8)

Posted by Frannyanne on April 11, 2009
Lovely, thank you :)
Posted by Mildegard on April 11, 2009
Yes, I do :) But sometimes I add color and shadows after scanning to make variations
Posted by Frannyanne on April 09, 2009
Beautiful work, Mildegarde! I never thought of uploading sketches... do you just scan them and save them as JPGs?
Posted by Deskcube on April 08, 2009
love your style..congra
Posted by Mayatairy on January 14, 2009
Beautiful works & wonderful idea :-)
Posted by Complexdesignpl on December 18, 2008
Nice line, pretty pictures! Good luck!
Posted by Rebeccaosborn on December 16, 2008
very talented, nice work!
Posted by Creativei on December 16, 2008
Well the pencil; sketch looks class, for example look at the couple images, the pencil one looks so real. good work

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