We did a 1950s themed photo shoot several weeks ago, and this is based on one of my photos from the day. The model is Izzie. I have to admit, as much as I love drawing animals, it was really nice to draw a person for a change.

I was also very excited to try a new paper (for me at least), Colourfix by Art Spectrum. I really enjoyed working on toned paper (I used Blue Haze), and loved the texture – for the most part. In some places the texture was a bit too rough for my liking, but next time I’m going to sand the paper just a little before I start. It took the pencil really well though, and I could do more layers than I normally would with my usual watercolour paper.

Title: Glamourous.
Size: 9×12 inches.
Medium: Caran d’Ache Luminance & Faber-Castell Polychromos colour pencils on Colourfix paper.
Photo reference: My own.

Luminance & Polychromos Colour Pencil Portrait: Glamourous. (2016)

On a side note, I recently completed a course through Craftsy: Radiant Portraits in Colored Pencil by Kerry Brooks. All I can say is that the course was fantastic, it helped me a lot! If you’re interested in learning how to create portraits in colour pencil, I highly recommend it. (I’m not affiliated in any way with Craftsy or Kerry Brooks, I just found the course very useful and wanted to share).



Hi, I’m Kat! An Australian artist who loves painting fantasy characters and illustrations.


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