The Science of Drawing on Wood!

No other artist has developed the technique of "Colored Pencil on Wood" to such an elevated level!




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"Cheetah Interrupted" -The Science of Drawing on Wood!No other artist has developed the technique of "Colored Pencil on Wood" to such an elevated level!
"Cheetah Interrupted"
The characteristics of wood can dramatically affect a work of art. Knot holes, grain and the shape and texture of the wood itself are all important factors in determining composition. Combining the natural characteristics of wood with her wildlife images, Gabrielle produces powerful and soulful colored pencil images.

The final rendition is the product of many hours studying the characteristics of the wood and it's influence on the colored pencil.

Unlike painting where you can paint over a mistake, pencil is very unforgiving. The compositional elements and layering of the pencil must be determined before the piece is started. It often takes the layering of three to four Prismacolor pencils to create one desired color. The painstaking layering technique produces the depth and realistic quality of Gabrielle's work. "It requires ten to twelve layers of pencil to achieve the exceptional realism I'm looking for".

Her unique technique and observation skills are key in creating such realistic and accurate renditions; it helps her to discern the anatomy of her subjects which is essential in creating accurate portrayals.

Gabrielle has found that such depth and detail can be achieved through pencil more so than in painting.
The uniqueness of her work must be seen to be appreciated.

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"Cat Nap' -The Science of Drawing on Wood!No other artist has developed the technique of "Colored Pencil on Wood" to such an elevated level!
"Cat Nap'

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Discovery of Pencil on Wood -The Science of Drawing on Wood!No other artist has developed the technique of "Colored Pencil on Wood" to such an elevated level!
Discovery of Pencil on Wood

The Science of Drawing on Wood!No other artist has developed the technique of "Colored Pencil on Wood" to such an elevated level!


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