Deborah Maklowski, CPSA, CPX
Ellicott City, MD
Stratified, 11 x 7¼" (28 x 18 cm)
AWARD FOR DISTINCTION
Sponsored by: Colored Pencil Society of America District Chapters
Stratified is one of a series of drawings inspired by the unexpected patterns and colors that evolve when butter melts in a pan. I take dozens of photos, shooting until the butter is completely melted. In Photoshop I zoom in on small sections of each photo, rotating and cropping to find the most interesting compositions. I edit for color and balance, and then draw the image on drafting film. The back is done first, keeping the values about three to four steps darker than my goal; then I turn the film over and complete the front in the final, lighter values.