Many artists, myself included, enjoy the challenge of trying new things. 2015 seems to be my year of that. I knew going into the year thanks to my brief jump into pen and ink that I wanted to stay with colored pencil art. What I didn't know, however, was whether or not I wanted to stick with the paper I had been using (Arches Hot Press Watercolor) or even the pencils (Prismacolor).
I decided to start with Art Spectrum Colourfix Paper. I had heard it reviewed before and actually had a nice stockpile of it from a few years ago, though I never tried it before this project. Colourfix is a basic watercolor paper with an acrylic primer (the bonus being that it's lightfast). Most importantly, the paper is durable, which is vital for me and my heavy hand. While browsing references for my previous piece, I found one that would translate wonderfully onto the Colourfix.
The original artwork for Western Artist Nichole Taylor. Located in Moab, Utah, Nichole strives to capture the fine details that abound in the western and ranching heritage.