Bernie Bounce

Published June 23, 2021 118 Views

While I’m trying to learn to draw in color, I figured I’d also try it on black paper, this being the first time trying multiple hues. I’ve been learning a lot more about mixing pigments and how they’re a bit translucent, and using workable fixative to restore the paper’s tooth in layers. Doing the “draw the mat” effect was an excuse to practice merging two hues in a big smooth area, and also playing a visual trick (usually looks much better once framed). Still a long ways to go with color-on-black…

The subject is professional Romanian table tennis player, Bernadette ('Bernie') Szocs.



I drew this using Prismacolor's Col-Erase pencils, Caran D'Ache White Luminance pencil, Cretacolor White Chalk pencil, Stabilo CarbOthello Titanium White pencil, on Strathmore Artagain Coal Black Drawing Paper, finished with layers of Krylon’s Gallery Series Fine Art Finish fixative



Recorded with the IPEVO DO-CAM, video made with Davinci Resolve.




Background audio:
Booty Bounce by Tujamo
℗ 2015
Producer, Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Writer: Matthias Richter


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