January 28, 2009

Different Strokes - San Francisco Victorian

Here is my entry for the ongoing challenge at the Different Strokes blog. I had a lot of fun with this one, done entirely in colored pencils. I have tried to bring in more color than in the reference. I initially thought I would do the little trees in acrylics, as I have never handled foliage in CPs. But changed my mind later and went ahead in CPs itself. That's why I love these challenges, they give so much room to experiment. There's another week to go for this one, and I might sneak in another entry, let me see if time permits.
San Francisco Victorian
Colored pencil on paper, 9 * 12 inches
Copyright Nithya Swaminathan
You can view all the interpretations here.


  1. There's a very soft feel to this painting.. It's very nice..

    Now that i know there' another week, i will probably give it a try this weekend.. :)

  2. This has a very rich look to it for colored pencils-- nicely done.

  3. Thank you both, I deliberately went in for a soft look, trying not to stress my hand too much. Usually I abuse the paper so much and this was something different.:)


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