Wednesday 21 August 2013

Gold Coloured Pencils Aren't Quite Gold

  I received an e-mail asking about gold coloured pencils recently, and it reminded me of the fact that gold coloured pencils lack the shiny-ness and brilliance of gold acrylic and oil paints.

  Here, I'm using the Prismacolor "Metallic Gold" (PC 950) and "Silver" (PC 949). As you can see, the gold is sort of a warm dull brown. The silver is a cool grey. They do contain a certain sheen that the camera failed to pick up on, but the colours fall short of the brilliance of the gold and silver of acrylic and oil paints.

  A close up:

    If you'd like to know how to draw metallic and/or gold things, this page is extremely helpful:

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