Colored Pencil Landscape Drawing: The Sentinel

Original Colored Pencil, The Sentinel by Carrie L. Lewis
8×10 Original Colored Pencil
Bristol Paper, 146 lb. White, Regular Surface

2013 is off to a good start in the studio, as evidenced by the number of paintings currently in progress. It’s looking like a busy year.

The first piece finished for the year is The Sentinel, shown here.

This colored pencil landscape drawing is based on a photograph I took in the Flint Hills several years ago. That photograph has provided inspiration for more than one artwork. This is the most recent, but will not be the last. Another focusing on a different aspect of the photograph is ready to be started.

This landscape was created in colored pencil using a variation on the Classical painting methods of the Flemish masters. Rather than the seven step method I used with paintings such as Muscle Hill, however, I used a complementary under drawing.

The process is explained in a three-part series on, where they are still available at the following links:

The Sentinel is for sale, unframed or framed with standard mat and frame or with custom framing upon request.

The drawing is 8×10 and is priced at $450 unframed ($565 with standard framing).