Colored Pencils

From the time I could hold a crayola crayon, I’ve always been fascinated by portraiture. I love to create smooth skin textures of various tones. I also am captivated by eyes–the windows to the soul.

I work exclusively with Prismacolor Brand colored pencils, usually on cold pressed Bristol board, hot-pressed watercolor paper or colored matte board. This allows me to capture the rich complexions of skin tones from one end of the spectrum to the other!




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All original artwork © copyright 2013 John F. Allen


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